PARIS, 2016-Apr-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the 33th consecutive year, the most famous modeling agency organizes her prestigious competition Elite Model Look. A genuine career accelerator, this contest, present in more than 30 countries, offers once again the possibility for thousands of young girls and boys to fulfill their dream.
Open to young girls and boys between the ages of 14 and 22, Elite Model Look castings offers them the opportunity to follow the footsteps of famous top models such as Cindy Crawford, Alessandra Ambrosio and Gisele Bündchen, and today’s supermodels, including Ming Xi, Sigrid Agren, Fei Fei Sun, Matthew Bell, Florian Luger, Benjamin Benedek or Serge Rigvava. In Italy, the competition Elite Model Look has in particular discovered and launched the careers of Vittoria Ceretti (EML Italia 2012), Greta Varlese (EML Italia 2014), Matilde Rastelli (EML Italia 2015) and Giosué Napolitano (EML Italia 2015).
This year for the first time in its history, Elite Model Look will host its Italian live casting sessions in 10 shopping centers in strategic locations from the north of the country to the south, thanks to a close partnership with the Klépierre Group, Europe’s leading retail real estate operator.
“We are constantly looking for new faces, and for the 2016 edition of the Elite Model Look Italy competition, we took the decision to meet our main target in places where it loves to hang out,” says Victoria Da Silva,General Manager Elite Model Look International. “So it’s a huge pleasure to be able to rely on Klépierre in Italy to host these ten casting sessions which this year will, for the first time, tour the whole of Italy
The partnership with Elite Model Look perfectly matches with our key goal of offering customers an experience rich in excitement and new discoveries,” adds Gino Antonacci, Head of Operations at Klépierre in Italy. “Our centers have for many years offered a comprehensive retail mix of prestige brands, exclusive events, civic initiatives and summer music and film festivals. Our collaboration with the Elite Model Look competition is an invaluable opportunity to offer our customers a unique event hosted by the most prestigious modeling agency worldwide, and an important occasion for young aspiring models who wish to take their first steps off the modeling world.”
Casting session applicants have a number of options: by registering on the www.elitemodellook.it website, via the EML Facebook app (http://apps.facebook.com/elitecastingit) available on the Facebook profiles of participating shopping centers, or by directly visiting the Klépierre shopping centers that are hosting the casting sessions.
The Elite Model Look Italia 2016 castings tour will be held in the following Klépierre shopping centers beginning at the end of April:
April 23: Centro Commerciale Metropoli (Novate Milanese, Milan) – 5 pm to 8 pm
April 30: Centro Commerciale Le Rondinelle (Roncadelle, Brescia) – 5 pm to 8 pm
May 14: Romagna Shopping Valley (Savignano sul Rubicone, Forlì-Cesena) – 5 pm to 8 pm
May 20: Centro Commerciale Porta di Roma (Rome) – 5 pm to 8 pm
May 28: Shopville Gran Reno (Casalecchio di Reno, Bologna) – 5 pm to 8 pm
June 4: Centro Commerciale Le Rondinelle (Roncadelle, Brescia) – 5 pm to 8 pm
June 11: Shopville Le Gru (Grugliasco, Turin) – 5 pm to 8 pm
June 15: Centro Commerciale Nave de Vero (Marghera, Venice) – 4 pm to 7 pm
June 24: Centro Commerciale Campania (Marcianise, Caserta) – 5 pm to 8 pm
July 9: Centro Comerciale Milanofiori (Milan) – 4 pm to 7 pm
Founded in Paris in 1972, ELITE has been part of the PGM Group since 2011, and now maintains an active network in 30 countries, with agencies in the fashion capitals of the world – Paris, London, Milan and New York – and others cities strategically located for model scouting and sales development, such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Prague, Bratislava, Copenhagen and Hong Kong. Elite was the first international modeling agency to open a head office in China (Shanghai in 2012). The opening of New York talent agency The Society Management in 2013 and its acquisition of the Women Management network (based in Paris and New York) make the Group the world market leader in model management. www.elitemodelworld.com
Launched in 1983 by Elite, ELITE MODEL LOOK is the world’s most famous and most renowned modeling competition. It has enabled the discovery and career launch of legendary supermodels, including Cindy Crawford, Stéphanie Seymour and Gisele Bündchen, and some of the most famous faces of today, such as Estelle Chen, Amilna Esteva, Vittoria Ceretti and Greta Varlese, and models Benjamin Eiden, Janis Ancens, Serge Rigvava and James Parker. Every year, the Elite Model Look competition selects thousands of young girls and boys in some 30 countries, offering them a real opportunity to start a modeling career with support from the Group’s agency network. Much more than just a contest, Elite Model Look is also an exceptional professional and personal adventure. www.elitemodellook.com
A leading shopping center property company in Europe, Klépierre combines development, rental, property, and asset management skills. Its portfolio is valued at 22.1 billion euros on December 31, 2015. It comprises large shopping centers in 16 countries of Continental Europe. Klépierre holds a controlling stake in Steen & Strøm (56.1%), Scandinavia’s number one shopping center owner and manager. Klépierre’s largest shareholders are Simon Property Group (20.3%), world leader in the shopping center industry and APG (13.1%), a Netherlands-based pension fund firm. Klépierre is a French REIT (SIIC) listed on Euronext ParisTM and Euronext Amsterdam included the CAC 40, EPRA Euro Zone and the GPR 250 indexes. Klépierre is also included in several ethical indexes – DJSI World and Europe, Euronext Vigeo France 20 and World 120, Euronext Low Carbon 100 Europe – and is also ranked as a Green Star by GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark). These distinctions mark the Group’s commitment to a voluntary sustainable development policy. For more information, visit our website: www.klepierre.com
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