APM Models is a boutique model management firm representing international and local models alike in New York City. Established in 1996 in Manhattan’s historic Flat Iron neighborhood, the agency has become a celebrated name in the New York fashion world. APM represents models in the highly competitive and influential fashion and advertising industries with the goal of securing significant and profitable editorial and advertising assignments with leading U.S. and international clients, such as renowned fashion designers, advertising agencies, cosmetics companies,fashion magazines, major department stores, fashion catalogs, and big-name retail clients.
After 20 years of success focused in commercial-based modeling, APM is now making its debut into the exclusive world of high fashion (to see full article please click here). During the renowned New York Fashion Week events which took place this past month, APM presented their models for the spring/summer runway packages to represent the 2016 season collections.
APM’s distinguished approach speaks for itself in that they have provided fashion models for such world renowned clients as L¹Oreal, Marc Jacobs, Vogue, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Armani, Saint Laurent, Adidas, and Diane Von Furstenberg, among many notable others. Furthermore, APM models have shot with famed photographers such as Thierry LeGoues, Jason Kibbler, and Matthew Priestly to name a few.
According to Managing Partner Michael Wildes “it has been our pleasure to represent APM Models in connection with the U.S. immigration needs of their talent and we wish them the best of luck in this new endeavor.”
Fashion models as well as many other extraordinary professionals, can apply for the O-1 nonimmigrant visa. Qualifying candidates are those who possess extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who have a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry. The beneficiary of such a visa must be able to demonstrate sustained acclaim, as one who has garnered national or international recognition for his/her achievements.
For fashion models, the O-1 requirements may be met by submitting evidence such as: magazine tear sheets, ad campaign work, runway photos, press articles, awards, and/or examples of high rates of compensation. It is also helpful to demonstrate that the model has worked with distinguished model agencies abroad and to provide testimonial letters from prominent individuals in the fashion industry who can confirm the model’s distinctive reputation and work history. The model must have a U.S. employer or agent to sponsor the visa petition and an itinerary of upcoming work in the U.S.
Our team of O-1 experts are available to evaluate an individual’s qualifications and to guide applicants through each step of the process. To learn more about the O-1, please contact Managing Partner Michael Wildes at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a consultation.
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