Gaye Sökmen who was born in Istanbul started her career as a ballet teacher at the Ballet Art Center in 1984. She continued her work at the Ballet Art Center as choreography assistant at the fashion shows, advertisement films, and promotions and as a backstage director at all the organizations. In 1989 she set up the Gaye Sökmen Agency together with her husband Sait Sökmen.
Between the years 1996 and 2001 she was the agency in Turkey of Elite Model Look Competition.
Between the years 1990 and 2001, amongst the many beauty and fashion competitions run by Sabah Newspaper, Yeni Asır Newspaper, Star TV, Show TV, and Channel D she executed the stage and backstage directorship of some and the whole organization work of others. Gaye Sökmen actualized the organization, backstage directorship, and choreography assistantship of fashion shows of several textile firms and designers and also of fashion shows organized at foreign fairs and of promotions of several firms while she booked well known names such as Carre Otis, Estella Warren, Adriana Karembeu, Anna Kournikova, and Irina Shayk for the promotion of local and international firms. She discovered many talents such as Arzum Onan, Azra Akın, Ahu Yağtu, Cansu Dere, Duygu Dikmenoğlu, Demet Kutluay, Ebru Akel, Eyşan Özhim, Gamze Özçelik, Janset, Jülide Ateş, Özgü Namal, Sedef Avcı, Şebnem Dönmez, Tuba Büyüküstün, Tuğçe Kazaz, and Yasemin Ergene and introduced them to the television, fashion, advertisement, and film sectors.