Are you interested in learning more about the fashion modeling business?
If you are a model or if you are looking for one, you have come
to the proper place.
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A model (from Middle French modelle), is a person with a role
either to promote, display, or advertise commercial products
(notably fashion clothing) or to serve as a visual aide for
people who are creating works of art.
Modelling as a profession was first established in 1853 by
Charles Frederick Worth, the "father of haute couture, when
he asked his wife, Marie Vernet Worth, to model the clothes he
In the 1960s, the modelling world began to establish modeling
agencies. Throughout Europe, secretarial services acted as
models' agents charging them weekly rates for their messages and
bookings. For the most part, models were responsible for their
own billing. With the exception of a few models travelling to
Paris or New York, travelling was relatively unheard of for a
model. The industry has clearly since evolved.
The innovations of the 1960s flowed into the 1970s fashion
scene. As a result of model industry associations and standards,
model agencies became more business minded and more thought went
into a model's promotional materials. By this time, agencies
were starting to pay for, as well control, a model's publicity.
Many of the world's most prominent model agencies were
established in the 1970s and early 1980s.
By the 1980s, most models were able to make modeling a full-time
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