Eileen Ford, Founder of Ford Models

By Lily Hoagland

lgvqtzzptdetqa4z9qp5Eileen Ford, former model and co-founder of the famous modeling agency Ford Models, has passed away at the age of 92.

She became responsible for drawing the attention of the world to some of the most famous faces of then and now – Jean Patchett (the agency’s first big success, seen at left in a picture by Irving Penn for Vogue in 1950), Martha Stewart, Jerry Hall, Christy Turlington, Jane Fonda, Rene Russo, Kim Basinger, Lauren Hutton, Brooke Shields, Naomi Campbell, Candice Bergen, Ali MacGraw, and Jean Shrimpton (many of whom were Q and Quest cover girls) – and is often credited for helping pave the path to the era of supermodels.