About the Agency
Richard’s International Model Management was founded in Vancouver, Canada in May of 1982 by Richard Hawley and Gerald Brown. Richard started modeling in New Zealand at the age of 17 and continued to realize a very successful career throughout the world.
This experience as an international model gave the agency a definite advantage in the market place, which remains to this day. As our name implies we are in the business of professionally managing the careers of fashion models. Once the experienced team at Richard’s agrees to represent a model, the model has immediate access to the invaluable contacts and networks that Richard’s has developed over the years, both locally and internationally.
Once the experienced team at Richard’s agrees to represent a model, the model has immediate access to the invaluable contacts and networks that Richard’s has developed over the years, both locally and internationally. It is of extreme importance that a model understands the significant role of their “Mother Agent”. A Mother Agent is one who develops, educates, advises, manages and generally “watches out for” the models best interests so as to ensure that his/her career is maximized to it’s fullest potential.
This informed attention to detail has won the co-operation and respect of the most influential modeling agencies throughout the world including, I.M.G., D.N.A., WILHELMINA, KARIN, NEW YORK MODELS, 1 MODEL MANAGEMENT.
Looking at our website you will recognize that many of our models have worked for such publications as: VOGUE, ELLE, COSMOPOLITAN, HARPERS BAZAAR, GLAMOUR, G.Q., MARIE CLAIRE, WALLPAPER as well as prestigious designers such as: VERSACE, ARMANI, CALVIN KLEIN, RALPH LAUREN, D&G, GUCCI, TOM FORD, LIZ CLAIBORNE, KENZO, CHANEL, D.K.N.Y., TOMMY HILFIGER and the list continues.
Campaigns include: CLAIROL, CONAIR, SHISEIDO, TOP MAN, GUESS. Other major clients include: NIKE, MAC, BELL, ADIDAS, PENTAX, KODAK, ABERCROMBIE & FITCH, GAP, CLUB MONACO, SAKS, THE BON, NORDSTROMS, EDDIE BAUER, to name just a few.