One of the most respected photographic and artists agents in the fashion, beauty and celebrity world, Angela de Bona has more than 30 years of experience representing talents, including world-famous photographer like Patrick Demarchelier. Working from offices in New York, Paris and now London, her firm regularly contracts with the biggest brands in editorial, including Conde Nast, Hearst and Time Inc. Her commercial clients include Chanel Louis Vuitton, Celine, Dior, Guerlian, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Lauren, L’Oreal, Fendi, Valentino Mont Blanc and Lancome.
de Bona, born in Paris, started her career as a model, which allowed her to travel the world. She soon she became a models’ representative for the esteem Elite agency, but left in 1985 to start an agency for hair and make-up artists at Jean Louis David, where she grew her portfolio to 40 of the best talents in beauty and fashion. Two years later she opened up her own firm representing photographers Demarchelier and Alex Chatelain.
“My idea was simple,” says de Bona. “I wanted to create an agency capable of supporting image makers within realms of both art and business.”
The “model” worked. Today, she represents an elite group of artists and this year opened a third office in London. She also rebranded her company ADA (Angela de Bona Agency). The agent also produces long-term events, such as the 2008 Demarchelier exhibit as the Le Petit Palais Museum in Paris, which was seen by more than 300,000 visitors in just three months.