After our move to Saint Louis, we had a fresh start and we were believing the same success we found in Iowa as far as scouting goes, could and would happen again. We went through what felt like a bit of a dry spell. Always determined to keep going, we got the perfect incentive from a phone call from our dear friend and NY casting director, Jennifer Venditti. They were looking for an 80’s throwback, Matt Dillon type for Louis Vuitton. Within hours we were at The Galleria and within five minutes of arriving, Jeff spotted a great looking guy walking with his girlfriend. What unfolded from that encounter still remains today….
Within a few weeks, Michael was in Paris and opening the Louis Vuitton show. We instantly connected with his mom Peggy, and eventually his whole family. Michael had a good run while balancing school and baseball. A short time later his incredible father Mike was diagnosed with cancer. In a community effort, we came together, put on a fabulous benefit fashion show raising $75,000, and held a model search as part of the entire THREADS FOR HOPE charity…the search where we discovered the beautiful and extremely special, Karlie Kloss. Then, a 13 year old, 5’6″ teen with a strong, unique walk….