‘When she walked in, I was like, job done!’
Ashley Brokaw is the casting director other casting directors go to.
By Derek Blasberg
Ashley Brokaw works with the most important image-makers in fashion – most notably Nicolas Ghesquière, with whom she has worked since 2006, as well as Miuccia Prada, and Proenza Schouler.
Brokaw could be credited with kickstarting the careers of the industry’s most recognisable and unique faces, spotting and casting models for key campaigns and shows. A tap on the shoulder from Brokaw is a sure enough sign you’ll be busy for a few years, but also something other casting directors look out for. They want to know who she’s booking, because her prescience is second-only to being a bonafide psychic.