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Modeling Agency Elite Drops Camilla Deterre For Comparing Israel To Nazis

A prominent New York fashion model and interior designer has been dropped by her talent agency after she posted anti-Israel messages on social media comparing the country to Nazis.

Camilla Deterre, 32 — who was profiled this summer in Graydon Carter’s news magazine Air Mail for her role in the design a swanky Chinatown restaurant — is no longer being represented by Elite New York, according to a spokesperson for the agency.

The group StopAntisemitism, which describes itself as a “leading non-partisan American based organization fighting antisemitism,” posted screenshots of Deterre’s Instagram posts.

One of the posts includes a side-by-side comparison between Israel and Nazi Germany. The post also includes the captions “F–k America” and “F–k Israel” as well as the hashtag “#freepalestine.”

An Elite New York spokesperson confirmed to The Post that Deterre was dropped on Tuesday, though he declined to offer a reason as to why.

The Post has sought comment from Deterre, who has deleted her social media accounts.

According to several internet reports and profiles, Deterre is a Manhattan-born model who has worked at interior design firm Roman and Williams, whose credits include the Boom Boom Room cocktail lounge and Gwyneth Paltrow’s home in Montecito, Calif.

The Post has sought comment from Roman and Williams.

Deterre also is the daughter of Ana Opitz, who co-owned the now-defunct SoHo vodka bar Pravda alongside Keith McNally.

McNally, the owner of famed restaurants Balthazar and Pastis, stirred outrage earlier this month when he took to social media and urged people to “listen to the other side” after the deadly Hamas attack on Oct. 7.

“The More Utterly Repugnant The Facts, The Greater The Responsibility Becomes To Listen To The Other Side,” McNally captioned a photo he posted Monday to Instagram showing a barrage of Hamas rockets flying into Israel.

Deterre was dropped by the agency on Monday, The Post confirmed.

Deterre was accused of antisemitism over a post about the Israel-Gaza war.

One of the posts includes a side-by-side comparison between Israel and Nazi Germany.

McNally, 72, doubled down in his defense of his post, revealing that he is part Jewish and that he lived in the 1970s “for long stretches of time on an Israeli kibbutz.”

Deterre was the subject of a July profile in Air Mail, which said she was a key player in the design of Casino, a Chinatown-based restaurant that opened its doors last December. The profile called the venue “one of the best designed new restaurants on the scene.”

She has worked in fashion “since she was a teenager,” according to Air Mail, which reported that she has interned for photographers including Annie Leibovitz and Mario Sorrenti.

“I grew up in the service industry, so it’s a part of me,” Deterre told Air Mail. “I feel comfort there. I think it gives me a small sense of belonging.”

Source:https://nypost.com/2023/10/31/business/modeling-agency-drops-camilla-deterre-for-comparing-israel-to-nazis/