On Monday, the 22-year-old Harvard graduate completed a deal with IMG Models, which represents fashion heavyweights like Kate Moss and Gisele Bündchen, the agency confirmed to CNN.
Amanda Gorman speaks at the inauguration of US President Joe Biden at the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021. Credit: Patrick Semansky/AP
In a yellow double-breasted coat by Italian designer Miuccia Prada and a red satin Prada headband, the poet and activist stood out against the more muted crowd behind her. She completed the outfit with jewelry — gifted to her by Oprah Winfrey — by independent designers including New York-based brand Of Rare Origin and the Greek jewelry maker Nikos Koulis.
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As well as representing full-time models, IMG has a variety of figures from the entertainment world on its roster, including Chrissy Teigen and Selena Gomez, as well as musicians, actors and sport stars like Naomi Osaka. The agency’s latest deal will see it develop endorsements and editorial opportunities for Gorman in the fashion and beauty sectors.
“(Fashion) has so much meaning to me, and it’s my way to lean into the history that came before me and all the people supporting me,” she is quoted as saying.