AGENTS ON MODELS ON AGENTS PT. 1
Catching Up with Agent SCOTT LIPPS and Model LUMA GROTHE
By Matthew Leeb
Arguably the most accessible (and affable) man in fashion, Scott Lipps has quickly built his One Management into an industry powerhouse, building the brands of not only models, but actors and musicians as well–not to forget himself too. So with the careers of such names as Claudia Schiffer, Karolina Kurkova, Paz de la Huerta, Kelly Brook, A$AP Rocky and Courtney Love under his guidance, if Mr. Lipps says you have it, you sign at the dotted line and listen.
We were able to catch up with Scott Lipps about this past fashion week, what’s new over at One Management, and his newest star, Luma Grothe, whom we then turned around and asked similar questions of.
Matthew Leeb: You’re always a man about town. Where are you right now?
Scott Lipps: I”m actually prepping to fly to London; then I’ll hit Paris fashion week. My life is a non-stop journey, 24-7. If you like sleeping, this is not the job for you.
ML: How was your NYFW 14?
SL: Fashion week was great for us. We had a number of models placed in the best shows this season in NY.
ML: What was your favorite show or party?
SL: I always love the Purple party, and this year’s Porter magazine party was super fun and full of the fashion elite too.
ML: How did you find Luma Grothe & what made you say yes?
SL: Luma is one of those models with an undeniable beauty that is timeless. A face like that of some of my favorite beauty models like Christy Turlington. Plus: she’s amazingly cool and always inspires my team whenever we see her with her great energy, drive and spirit.
ML: Is this Luma’s breakout season?
SL: Luma has been working with the best photographers in the world from Mert and Marcus to Mario Testino to Ellen Von Unwerth, etc. I for sure think this is her year and season.
ML: What’s on the horizon for One Management?
SL: Never stopping expansion. We launched a mens division, PR division with Drew Hunter, Celebrity division, and more to come later this year.
Matthew Leeb: It’s fall/winter runway season for you too Luma. Where are you right now?
Luma Grothe: Right now I”m in Paris for fashion week!
ML: How was your New York fashion week experience?
LG: My New York FW experience was great. I got to see all the people I met in Europe and Brazil before and got to see the amazing creations of the many designers. It was a lot of fun.
ML: What was your favorite show you walked and party you attended?
LG: My favorite show was Dsquared2. I love how Dean and Dan bring the theatre to the catwalk. It is the one show that made me actually realize how young and beautiful we are and how we can enjoy and inspire people.
ML: How did you get in contact with Scott Lipps and what made you decide on One Management?
LG: Well, my mother agency had me in contact with One. I worked really hard for 2 years in Europe first so I could make better in New York. When I met with One Management we just had the same ideas and the desires on fashion, so that was perfect!
ML: What’s your favorite thing about One Management?
LG: My favorite thing about One is that we are like a family. They take care of me and know what”s the best for my career and for me as a woman.
ML: What’s the one thing you can’t wait to do once runway season is over?
LG: Once FW season is over I”m going to take the first plane back to New York City, cuddle my puppy, sleep a lot, and watch movies for a whole day with my boyfriend!
Scott Lipps is the founder of One Management whose stable of models includes Claudia Schiffer, Helena Christensen, Iman, Lizzy Jagger, Eva Herzigova, and Bar Refaeli. He also manages bands and actors as well.
Luma Grothe is one of Scott Lipps and One Management”s newest star models.
Written by Matthew Leeb
Photography Courtesy of Scott Lipps
Design by Francesca Rimi
(L) Luma Grothe (R) Scott Lipps, Photography Courtesy of Scott Lipps