Founded in 2015 by Elizabeth Perrin, FT45 is a model and talent agency based in New Orleans, servicing the Gulf Coast region. FT45 is a full-service agency that provides talent for advertising, lifestyle and fashion industries. The agency works with a variety of both local and national clients, from small New Orleans based businesses to international corporations like Adidas, Vogue, L’Oreal, Bergdorf Goodman, Zara and more.
FT45 has placed its talent in major fashion hubs both nationally and internationally with other agencies. Our goal is to enable our models to reach their full potential. We are a highly sought after Mother Agency in the Greater New Orleans area. We develop young talent and then place our models in different markets in different regions and/or countries to build and maintain a successful career in fashion. Nationally, we have placed talent in New York, Los Angeles, Texas, and Miami. Internationally, FT45 has placed both male and female models in Italian, Spanish and UK agencies.
FT45 has relationships with highly skilled industry professionals including, but not limited to, stylists, make-up artists, and photographers. Clients seek our expertise for their local productions (print or motion). Whatever your needs, FT45 can accommodate any assignment no matter the scope.
Our mission is to encourage authenticity to amplify the exceptionality of the talent we represent globally.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Born with a passion for storytelling and visual arts, Elizabeth has led a diverse and illustrious career spanning various creative realms. Beginning as a tape editor at MTV's marketing department, she quickly honed her skills and ventured into the world of modeling, on runways and editorial scenes in Paris from 1982 to 1984. Building upon her film background and upbringing in her father's production company, Elizabeth developed a profound understanding of the film and photography business. Her multifaceted talents led her to flourish as a director of music videos and fashion films, while also excelling as a script supervisor for a remarkable 35 years, contributing her expertise to TV commercials in both Los Angeles and New York. In the realm of fashion photography, her distinct eye and creative vision came to the forefront during the 2010s. Recognized for her artistic endeavors, Elizabeth was selected as a fellow at the esteemed International Center of Photography. Prior to this, she graduated from the University of New Orleans, where she majored in Communication, Art History, and Philosophy. In 2015, Elizabeth took her career to new heights by founding FT45, a talent agency that has since become renowned for representing exceptional creative individuals. Through her remarkable journey, Elizabeth has consistently showcased her dedication, versatility, and unwavering passion for the arts and fashion.
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“FT45 is my go-to agency in New Orleans. They are organized, prompt and have top-tier talent. On our recent photo shoot in New Orleans, FT45 was able to supply us with all of our needs, including hair and makeup stylists, prop stylists, wardrobe stylists and models. I look forward to our next shoot together!”
Kate Robertson, Photo Editor at Southern Living
“Working with FT45 was an absolute pleasure – coming in from New York, it was wonderful to have a local resource for on screen talent as well as an amazing wardrobe stylist who really brought our vision to life. Highly recommend!”
Natalie Schwan, Director & Producer of Velocity Creatives
“Putting on a major event in a city that’s halfway across the country can be challenging to say the least. Putting on a major event in a city that’s halfway across the country when you have FT45 on your side… well, let’s just say that Elizabeth and her team at FT45 made all the difference, and made my job 10 times easier.”
Chip Haskell of Love Communications
“We recently worked with FT45 on a special on-location shoot in New Orleans. Not only are the images gorgeous, but they completed the project well within budget and the process was completely seamless and full-service.”
Toni Hacker, Designer & Founder of Thacker NYC
About FT45 founder Elizabeth Perrin:
“Elizabeth is able to seamlessly meld her fun-loving attitude and personality with her professionalism in everything she’s accomplished. Her New Orleans spirit keeps her relevant and she is forever youthful in her creativity and excitement for the world and people around her. Elizabeth makes work and life seem effortless.”
Emily Davis, Executive Director of Retail & Fashion at Vanity Fair