Fashionologie reports Paul Rowland, the founder of Women Management and its sister agency Supreme, has left the company to head up the women’s division at Ford Models.
Apparently Rowland, who sold the company a few years ago but stayed on as an executive, was no longer happy at the agency. An insider says, "He had a huge salary there, but wasn't really getting along with management. So basically, he just left."
In order to make room for Rowland at Ford, another source says, "They basically cleaned house and canned everyone." Caroline Poznanski, who was the head of the women’s division, got the boot.
But in an unusual twist, she’s assuming Rowland’s former role at Supreme. "It's one big game of musical chairs," says the source. "There were rumors around that Supreme was just going to close, but instead they hired Poznanski and absorbed some other people who had been let go from Ford."
One veteran booker told Page Six, "The models at these places are in a tailspin. A lot, including [Ford girls] Chanel Iman and Jacquelyn Jablonski, don't know if they're staying or going. There will likely be a spate of lawsuits because both Paul and Caroline are trying to bring their girls over, but they have noncompetes in their contracts."
We have a feeling this will be sorted out quickly. After all, the models want to stick with their agents, and the agents their clients.