Wilhelmina’s Wackermann offered Pignatelli the opportunity to form a coalition with agency leaders to see what can be done, and said Pignatelli wasn’t interested.
Federico Pignatelli has been outspoken about late payments to models, creating safe working conditions and educating models about contracts and visas.
She was previously represented by One Model Management in New York.
In addition to a New York presence, the West Coast talent agency, LW1, will become Aperture.
The winners were announced during the brand’s Fierce Up national sales conference that drew 600 people to Las Vegas last week.
While high-end image models are always going to be in demand for the fashion campaigns, the agency has a chance to develop its social media stars.
Wackermann’s new salary has been revealed in a regulatory filing.
The nontoxic nail studio opened in March in Manhattan’s Financial District.
The model management company has named Simon Nash to oversee the men’s division.