John Casablancas

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Birthday
12, 1942
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jul 20, 2013 (70)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
12, 1942
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jul 20, 2013 (70)

About

New York-born entrepreneur and founder of Elite Model Management. He is remembered for introducing the idea of the "supermodel" to the fashion world.

Before Fame

He established his Paris-based agency, Elite Model Management, in 1972.

Trivia

He died of cancer at the age of seventy, while undergoing medical treatment in Brazil.

Family Life

For the last two decades of his life, he was married to model Aline Wermelinger. He had been married twice before and had had multiple relationships with the models whose careers he managed.

Associated With

His son, Julian Casablancas, was the lead singer for The Strokes, a New York-based rock band.