Elite Model Management is a large modeling agency based in New York City, and it is a part of Elite World S.A. (based in Paris).
Founded in France in 1972 by John Casablancas and Alain Kittler, it was rebought in 1990 by Nicholas Farrae.
Elite today manages over 800 models from five continents. It offers international coverage with 36 agencies in its network. Its contest, the Elite Model Look, is a model scouting organisation with over 350,000 contestants in more than 55 countries annually.
Elite represents, or has represented such notable models as Tyra Banks, Gisele Bündchen, Huggy Ragnarsson, Elle Macpherson, Adriana Lima, Naomi Campbell, Karen Elson, Carol Alt, Liya Kibede, Cindy Crawford, Heidi Klum, Paulina Porizkova, Alessandra Ambrosio, Coco Rocha, and Stephanie Seymour.