CAA’s style division, headed by Christian Carino, continues to develop.
Since including fashions Claudia Schiffer, Alessandra Ambrosio and Elsa Hosk to its roster final 12 months, the Hollywood expertise company not too long ago signed Maya Musk and Georgia Could Jagger. Winnie Harlow, Indya Moore, Duckie Thot, Jillian Mercado, Kate Upton, Leomie Anderson and Lourdes Leon are additionally among the many bunch.
In relation to male fashions, the company has signed Jordan Barrett and Luka Sabbat. Now CAA is including Geron McKinley, representing the male mannequin in all areas.
“I’m excited to be part of an company that champions progress for its shoppers outdoors of conventional modeling work and look ahead to working with CAA Vogue to assist push the trade ahead,” McKinley mentioned in an unique assertion.
As reported by WWD, CAA is working to vary the modeling trade and its long-established method of representing fashions.
“We’re making a dedication to symbolize these individuals the identical as we symbolize musicians and actors, by constructing a workforce not simply to service their enterprise in style, however to service and monetize their passions and full potential…the identical means we function for Katy Perry,” Carino informed WWD final 12 months.
McKinley, who’s Black and Mexican American, has walked the runway for Givenchy and appeared in campaigns for Versace, Fenty, Worry of God, Balmain, Hugo Boss and Tommy Hilfiger. He’s been in publications that embrace Italian Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel, GQ, VMan, Numéro Homme and Esquire.
Exterior of modeling, McKinley — who continues to be represented by Jami Wrenn of Wrenn Administration — runs Concreet, a corporation that works to mentor underprivileged youth in Compton, Calif., the place he grew up.