Kim Alley’s fashion career began in Richmond, Virginia in 1980. While still in high school, Kim studied four years of Fashion Merchandising. At the age of seventeen, she was scouted by the Ford Modeling Agency in New York City, and when she arrived, she stayed with Eileen Ford for several months to compile her portfolio.
Traveling through Europe as a fashion model, Kim set the stage for her success by landing high profile campaigns for Lancôme, Evian, and Benetton and was featured in such top fashion magazines as French Vogue, Italian Vogue, Italian Bazaar, and American Elle. Her modeling career took her all over the world: from Europe to the Mediterranean, from Japan to Australia.
After her return to New York City in the early eighties; Kim’s success as a model brought her to all of the major markets in United States including Chicago, Los Angles, Miami, and New York City. As part of the Ford, Wilhelmina and Elite roster, her notoriety grew as a professional international model.
In 1993, using her vast experience of the fashion industry, Kim helped start a Richmond, VA modeling and talent agency. She developed, placed, advised and counseled aspiring models as they began careers in New York and Europe. One of their discoveries, Amy Lemons was placed with IMG Models, has
since become a cover girl appearing on the covers of Harper’s Bazaar, British Vogue, and in many Tommy Hilfiger campaigns.
Kim’s career transformed in 1995, when she was asked to work at Paris USA Models in New York, this time as an agent. She continued to work as an agent for other well-established companies in New York, such as Bryan Bantry, APM Models and Elite Models for another ten years. In this capacity, Kim successfully managed the careers of many celebrities, stylists, photographers and models.
With over 25 years of experience in the fashion industry, Kim Alley is now dedicated to helping people with their desired goals with their internal wellness at the heart of her objective
Her clients have included:
Adidas, Armani Exchange, Armani, Albert Watson, Avon, Anne Klein, Ann Taylor, Anna Sui, AMC, Amica, Allure Magazine, Arthur Elgort, Aveda, Brooks Brothers, Barney’s, Banana Republic, Bazaar Magazine, Bruce Weber, Benetton, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, Brides Magazine, Betsy Johnson, Calvin Klein, Candies, Child Magazine, Channel, Clairol, Clinque, Cosmopolitan, Del Laboratories (Sally Hanson), Deutsch, Inc., Donald Trump, Donna Karen, Ellen Von Unwerth, Epic Records, Essence Magazine, Estee Lauder, Elle (American & Japanese) Express, Evian, Flair Magazine, Francesco Scavullo, Fitness Magazine, The Gap, Glamour Magazine, Grazia Magazine, Hiro, Harpers Bazaar (American & French), In Style Magazine, Jane Magazine, J. Crew, J.C. Penney’s, Jack Nickolson, Kenneth Cole, Lancome, Lord and Taylor L’Oreal, Model Magazine, More Magazine, Macy’s, Marie Claire Magazine, Marshall Fields, Maxim Magazine, Men’s Health Magazine, Nautica, Neiman Marcus, New York Post, New York Magazine, Nine West, Nordstrom, Nicole Miller, Oprah Magazine, Ralph Lauren, Raquel Welch, Revlon, Redbook Magazine, Rolling Stone Magazine, Robert Deniro, Russell James, Self-Magazine, Steven Meisel, Sante D’Orazio, Saks Fifth Ave, Sephora, Sony Music, Target, Tiffany’s, Tommy Hilfiger, Town & County Magazine, Victoria’s Secret, Vanity Fair Magazine, VH1, Vogue (American, French, Italian & British), W Magazine, Walter Chin