The Model Agency

VIBE – Sundays from 22 January, 8.30pm

Welcome to the business behind the beauty. “Now and then a series comes along that opens up a world millions of us want to gaze at… The combination of faux empathy and a brutal business machine is riveting.” – Radio Times

Vibe’s new observational documentary series provides a definitive insight into an industry that is envied, scrutinised and often criticised in equal measure. In depth and intimate, The Model Agency is a revealing look at a very private industry where youth, beauty and money rule. Premier Model Management, founded by Carole White and her brother Chris Owen, are leaders in their field – they’ve nurtured some of the world’s greatest models including Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Claudia Schiffer and Linda Evangelista.

Unapologetic in their pursuit of perfection, Carole and her team of bookers must juggle the pressures of the office with the glamour, sweat and tears of the models at work. With an entertaining and articulate cast of characters, you’ll see industry life played out over six weeks, building towards September Fashion Week – the highlight of the fashion industry calendar, and a critical week for Premier. A fraught schedule of castings, fittings and shows, Fashion Week can make or break a model’s career and from the agency’s point of view, determine whether they’ve booked models with genuine earning power and star potential.