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Barbizon Fashion Model Josilyn Williams Broadens Career Overseas with Elle Italia
New York based fashion model Josilyn Williams Quickly Climbing the Ranks of High Fashion from New York to Italy to the UK.
Recently, Williams’ career has reached iconic levels as she has appeared in Ellle Italia and Marie Claire UK for the “101 Glam Block Ideas”. While her natural talent pierces through any camera, Williams
Other credits include several looks from the Heritage collection with Banana Republic; “Noah’s Ark” for Twill Magazine Issue #15; “Party People” Teen Vogue; “Supremes”
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About Agency 1939
The world famous Barbizon Agency was founded in 1939 on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Notably the first and original fashion modeling agency in the world and a recognized part of the women's movement, Barbizon has been in forefront of the industry for over 70 years. Since its opening in 1939 by fashion model Helen Fraiser in New York City, the agency has been the industry leader in placing Women, Men, Kids and Teens all over the world.
Known and operated today as Agency 1939, the agency is always scouting for undiscovered models and talent to turn into successful professionals in the industry. Committed to quality, Agency 1939 has maintained a solid reputation in the fashion, beauty and entertainment industry.
The Era of Barbizon - "The Girl with a Job"
On Election Day in 1920, millions of American women exercised their right to vote, declaring for the first time that they, like men, deserve all the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
By the late 1920s women were entering the workforce in large numbers while men went off to war. Women flocked to the Barbizon in New York City in hopes of being accepted to the prestigious agency, later referred to as the sorority on E. 63rd Street. The Barbizon opened hoping to attract the single, stylish, and thoroughly modern beauties pouring into New York during the Jazz Age to chase their dreams: stardom, independence, a husband. Prospective tenants were required to bring three good references for admission, and were graded on criteria such as looks, dress, and demeanor.
From the beginning, the Barbizon existed as a combined charm school, model agency and dormitory. The building possessed "the greatest concentration of beauty east of Hollywood.” The Barbizon, housed many yet-to-be discovered beauties - Joan Crawford, Grace Kelly, Candice Bergen, Sylvia Plath, Ali MacGraw, and many more.
In the late 30s early 40s, Conde Nast published many fashion magazines which created a need for photogenic models and ignited the Mad Men period. One of the first being the launch of GLAMOUR magazine in 1939. GLAMOUR Magazine changed the focus from Hollywood starlets to working women. The tagline for the magazine became "the girl with a job”.
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