August 26, 2014 1:16 pm

Eileen Ford – a woman who knew exactly what she wanted. Her ideas of beauty and professionalism that revolutionized the modeling industry were shaped right here in New York City. Starting out in a third-floor walkup on Second Avenue, Eileen grew her small operation into an international business by treating each girl like a daughter and grooming them to become the best in the world.

That’s what these girls are. Whether they’re covering Vogue Italia, serving as the face of Balmain, or walking the runway for Alexander Wang, each has been cultivated and cared for in the exact manner Eileen would have wanted, readying them for the same level of success as their predecessors. Current Fendi girl and Lagerfeld-muse Ashleigh Good may be missing (she’s preparing for the newest member of the Ford family), but that doesn’t mean she isn’t here in spirit.

And so is Eileen. We can never replace our founder, but we can carry on her sure-footed quest for excellence, grace and beauty. That’s how we’ve gotten to where we are today, and that’s how we’ll continue to do business tomorrow. So take a good look around – this is the future of Ford.

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