Ali Kavoussi : Rock Star Modeling Agent

By Iman Sadri

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 24: Stella Maxwell and Ali Kavoussi attend the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

April 18, 2021

Ali Kavoussi is a household name in the world of fashion. He is a  Rock Star modeling agent and head of Lions Management – an A-list modeling agency whose clients include Irina Shayk,Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell and Shalom Harlow, among others. Ali was born in Iran in 1975 and his family eventually settled in Miami after a brief stint in New York. He told the Advocate, “I always dreamed of managing models. It’s like my purpose in life.” 

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 27: Irina Shayk (L) and Ali Kavoussi attend Edward Enninful’s OBE dinner at Mark’s Club on October 27, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Edward Enninful)

Ali has helped take Maxwell and Shayk’s careers into A-List level. He is helping change the culture of diversity in the fashion industry. He can be followed on social media @AliKavoussi