Bart, who has served as president of IMG Models for over 10 years, is leaving the top post at the company. He will remain with IMG in an advisory capacity, Bart told BoF. Page Six was the first to report the news.
Prior to his move into the president role, Bart for years worked as an agent who guided the careers of a slew of top models, including Kate Moss, Tyra Banks, Kate Upton, Gisele Bundchen and Joan Smalls. In addition to his job as president, in 2018, Bart added IMG’s global fashion events business to his responsibilities, where he oversaw events including both New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week.
He started at IMG in 1994, and worked at eight different modelling agencies prior to joining the company.
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