Responsável por alavancar carreira de Gisele Bündchen, o empresário lutava contra um câncer
Translated to English:
"One of the biggest names in fashion, John Casablancas, died at age 70, on Saturday morning, due to a cancer. Surrounded by family, he was at home in Rio de Janeiro, where he lived, as reported by his friend and model agent Sergio Mattos.
Son of Spanish and born in New York, founded the famous Casablancas agency Elite Models and boosted the careers of names like Alessandra Ambrosio, Ana Beatriz Barros, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Linda Evangelista and Naomi Campbell. In this list even enters the übermodel Gisele Bündchen, who Casablancas never hid the hurt that she abandoned when the agency began to emerge.
Rather than developing models, he turned them into celebrities, being touted as the creator of the very concept of a supermodel. In an interview with Look magazine in 2006, revealed that it was “largely responsible for the glamorization of the profession”, making the models were able to be “not only rich, but very, very rich.”
After 28 years ahead of the Elite, Casablancas left the agency in 2000. Later, he founded his own brokerage firm, continuing his work. His memories were recorded in the biography Life Model, launched in 2008.
The news of the death of Casablancas reflected instantly. For Twitter, the Miss Universe 2011, Priscila Machado gaucho says “Fashion, and especially the models lose a teacher.”
Father of five children, including Julian Casablancas, lead singer of The Strokes, the businessman was married 20 years ago with former Brazilian model Aline Casablancas.”