Simon Fuller’s 19 Entertainment company has purchased a 51 percent stake in London-based Storm modeling agency. Storm launched Kate Moss’s career and represents Jourdan Dunn, Bar Refaeli, Lily Cole, Cindy Crawford, and Eva Herzigova. They also represent actresses and musicians including Lily Allen, Carla Bruni, Cate Blanchett, and Emma Watson. The sale is important because it gives Fuller control over Storm’s roster of talent, including Moss. However, Moss was said to be integral to the fashion-entertainment company her Topshop line business partner and best friend, Sir Philip Green, is setting up with Simon Cowell. Sounds like she’s caught in an awkward triangle of businessmen now! Our best advice to her is to never book them both in the same day. The later date always gets canceled. Besides, it’s nice to have enough time to shower, change, and take a nap in between.
Are Simon Fuller and Kate Moss the fashion world’s next big double act? [Guardian UK]