Rowland apparently left the company because he didn't get along with management - though it's said he sold the company a few years ago, but stayed as an executive.
So why would he stay so long, you ask?
“He had a huge salary there, but wasn’t really getting along with management. So basically, he just left," says an insider.
But will he get along with the people at Ford?
Another insider said Ford 'cleaned house and canned everyone,' to make room for Rowland and his selected few that he was to bring with him. But, like a game of fashionable musical chairs, the head of the women's division at Ford, Caroline Poznanski, - who lost her job in the midst of the scandal - is rumored to be heading over to Supreme, Rowland's ex-agency.
The insider continues, “There were rumors around that Supreme was just going to close, but instead they hired Poznanski and absorbed some other people who had been let go from Ford.”
Ford Models, Women and Supreme are three of New York's biggest agencies - grooming the careers of a few top supermodels, such as Chanel Iman, Tao Okamoto, Jacquelyn Jablonski and more. Though they're still featured on Ford's roster, a veteran booker told Page Six: "The models at these places are in a tailspin. A lot, including [Ford girls] Chanel Iman and Jacquelyn Jablonski, don't know if they're staying or going. There will likely be a spate of lawsuits because both Paul and Caroline are trying to bring their girls over, but they have noncompetes in their contracts."
Could this possibly be a reason why we didn't get to see too much of Chanel Iman during fashion month? But on second thought, maybe she's just over walking the runways, since she's been given her Victoria Secret's PINK stamp of approval (by way of those annoying PINK advertisements that pop up whenever you visit style.com).
Regardless, Supreme kept mum about the scandal - suggesting press talk to Rowland himself - as Ford spoke with openly about their new arrangements.
"There have been some changes at Ford. We are looking forward to a new chapter."