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Irene’s Models was established in 1986 by Irene Olivier, a successful model herself with qualifications in makeup, beauty, and several years in the fashion industry. Irene specializes in coaching master runway classes, producing and choreographing fashion shows and events, and has been responsible for producing some of the biggest fashion events in South Africa. In 2012 and 2014 Irene received an honorary award for her contribution made towards developing youth and the community of KwaZulu-Natal. In 2016 Irene received the Invisible Phenomenal Women Community Award and in 2018 Irene’s Modelling Agency received an award for community development from CDA University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Irene's Models has become the leading Modelling School and Boutique Agency in the city of Pietermaritzburg, with links to the biggest agencies throughout South Africa and internationally. As a well-established agency, we advocate for more diversity in models and insist that the fashion industry recognizes the beauty in people of all shapes, sizes and abilities. We scout our models for our Agency from our students that do the modelling courses with us, in so we continue to provide fresh dynamic faces to our advertising, marketing and promotional clients.

Irene is the one who discovered Super Model Candice Swanepoel and was responsible for her initial training. Irene has also trained and managed numerous models who have had great success in the industry. Our models continue to work successfully in Cape Town, Europe and the USA and appear on many television adverts, fashion shows, magazines, campaigns etc.

Here at Irene's Models, we strive to develop well balanced, enthusiastic, groomed, organic individuals with a positive attitude. We emphasize professionalism at all times and pride ourselves in our ability to recognize, develop and promote both Editorial and Commercial Models.