International Model, Dallas-Ft. Worth’s Premiere Fashion Event Producer
Couture fashion model Jan Strimple has been recognized world wide as one of high fashion’s most glamorous and professional runway models. Profiles on her career have been featured on CNN Style, VideoFashion! E-TV, varied T.V. Magazine Celebrity segments, and Good Morning America.
Throughout her career, her face regularly graced the pages of W, Vogue, and the leading European fashion magazines. Her porcelain complexion and statuesque six-foot tall frame have been immortalized by London’s Adele Rootstein mannequin company and you’ve undoubtedly seen her posed in the finest store windows across the U.S.
Designer Bob Mackie brought Jan to the international fashion world’s attention in 1982 when he discovered her in Dallas and immediately booked her for his New York press show. That exposure brought offers from agents and designers worldwide. She has accepted bookings as far away as Hong Kong and Moscow, but maintains a home in Irving, Texas with her husband Dan Strimple, a P.G.A. Golf Professional.
Today, she continues to model across the U.S., confidently representing women over 40 on the runways. As Dallas’s premiere fashion producer, she works with corporate clients like Dallas Market Center, Beauticontrol, Saks Fifth Avenue, Mary Kay, and J.C. Penney as well as producing fashion luncheons for our leading specialty stores and most exacting non-profits. An average year includes the production of more than 70 shows/events.
Jan’s status within her industry provides her with the opportunity to have worked with entertainment superstars like Luciano Pavarotti and Diana Ross. Her insider experiences, working with some of the world’s leading designers, retailers, models, and producers provide a unique perspective on the fashion industry.
Known as a champion of youth, Jan mentors students from fashion design and marketing colleges from Texas to London, teaching the skills and providing experience necessary for them to find success in their field.
For her AIDS fundraising efforts, in 1996 Jan was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame and in 2001 honored by the Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS as a “Legend in the Fight Against AIDS.”
In 1999 she was nominated for the Ray Kuchling Award “for outstanding contributions and support of the human rights campaign” and she continued to receive kudos for her philanthropic work in 2006 when she was honored by Philanthropy World Magazine at their prestigious gala recognizing captains of industry and socially conscious citizens in the philanthropic world.
Fashion Group International awarded Jan the Fashion Forum Career Achievement Award in 2003 and the Fashion Innovation Award in 2008 “for transcending the ordinary in the Fashion Industry and raising the bar for others to reach.”
• CNN’s Elsa Klensch “One of the most sophisticated models in the world”
• Dallas’s Park Cities People “Dallas’ favorite model”
• Dallas Morning News “Model nonpareil”
• The Turtle Creek News: “The incomparable Jan Strimple”
• Agent Kim Dawson “The most professional model I’ve ever known”
EVENT CHAIR & CLIENT QUOTES
“Thank you for everything you do to make Fashion at The Park a huge success. I love watching you orchestrate; everything is done with style and grace.” Christine Szalay, NorthPark Management Company
“Thank you for putting on a spectacular show with my collection. You are the best!” Yeohlee
“Your skills and organization led us to a flawless show!” Russell Nardozza, Geoffrey Beene
“You were such a pleasure to work with. If all producers were like you I wouldn’t be getting grey hair!” Kim Bui, Phillip Lim
“Your creativity, brilliance and grace under pressure were a huge factor in the success of our gala.” Jackie Stewart, Highland Park Village
“The show was fabulous!! You are a creative genius. Working with you was truly a pleasure and a joy.” Ola Fojtasek, Kidney Texas, Inc “Your talent and professionalism surpass anyone that I know.” Margie
“You outdid yourself Saturday evening. Congratulations on an outstanding show. It truly was one of the most unbelievable shows any of us has ever seen.” Karen Katz, Neiman Marcus
“It was such a pleasure to watch you work. Your austere, calm, cool and collected attitude is inspiring!” Jennifer Galliher, Todd.Events
“We marvel at your creativity, your professional approach and your ability to work with so many personalities. Your discipline, attention to detail, and extraordinary communication skills are to be admired. The respect you command in your industry is unparalleled.” Lillie Young & Janet Nylund, Leukemia & Lymphoma Foundation
“You made me look so good! Your calm, professional handling of every behind the scenes detail made the Runway Collection launch a dream to work on with you.” Mary Diamond, Mary Kay Cosmetics
“Your show was magnificent. It is a pleasure to be associated with such a professional.” Bobbi Watkins, Dallas Floral Symposium, DMA
“What can I say? You are fabulous! The show was awesome and my phone rang off the wall with rave reviews!” Molly Barns, Children’s Medical Center
“What can be said? The Collection Gala was definitely the best show I have ever seen in Dallas. Your creativity abounds and there is no end to your talent and charm.” David Dees, Auctioneers, DIFFA
“As usual, your have done an outstanding job for Tiffany & Company. We love working with you!” Dorothy Mason, Tiffany & Co. “I’m still in awe. The show was unbelievable!” Pat Martin, DIFFA
“I hope you realize what a wonderful fashion show you provided for us every aspect of it! It is truly a pleasure to work with someone as professional and committed to excellence as you are.” Vicki Lynn Cartwright, J.C.Penney
“Our guests were THRILLED with the creativity of your production” Lynn Cutler, Susan G. Komen
“You are simply the best! What would Dallas do without you?” Dean Kadensky, Madhatters Tea benefiting The Dallas Arboretum
“The fact that you are both a legend and an icon of elegance in Dallas is confirmed upon each of your appearances.” Pat Pace, Dallas Museum of Art Floral Symposium
“Thank you so much. You made the luncheon a hit! All my friends felt so honored to be at the luncheon and hear your advice. You were fabulous.” Layne Pitzer, Co-Chair Equest Luncheon
“I want to thank you for the amazing job you did at The Communities in Schools Gala. You were the consummate professional and an absolute pleasure to work with.” Fumi Okunbolade, E.D.
“You can, and do, run everything to perfection!” Carol Anderson, The Dallas Opera, Chair