As of 2015, some of the top modelling agencies include Ford, Elite, Marilyn Agency and Wilhelmina. The Ford Agency was established in 1946 and is still an influential player. Elite represents some of the most recognized faces in print fashion media, and Wilhelmina has a history of promoting unconventional models.
The most influential agencies are Ford, Marilyn Agency, Storm Model Management and One Management, according to Forbes magazine. Elite Model NY, which represented the women who became the first so-called supermodels in the 1980s, is number eight on Forbes' list. Wilhelmina Models is on ModelScouts.com's list of top 10 agencies. Wilhelmina represented Iman and Naomi Sims and helped put African-American women in fashion magazines in the 1970s.