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Fashion Modeling - What You Need to Know Before Joining

February 15, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 159

A fashion model is a person whose job is to advertise, display and promote clothing. Fashion models, also known as mannequins, work with products commonly known as fashion clothing. Their job involves featuring in some, if not all, of the media formats, to increase the sale of clothing. Fashion models work with modeling agents and agencies who help manage their careers.

Finding modeling jobs is hard, so the agents and agencies aid the fashion models by giving them advice, booking jobs, finding jobs and providing potential and current clients with the models portfolios. Some agencies go as far as billing for jobs on behalf of the model and even paying the models after a job. This allows an agent to focus on modeling. Getting an agent is not a necessity, but is highly recommended for a successful career.

If you want to know how to get a job in modeling, one thing to put in mind is that it extends beyond the conventional working routine that many people go through. The first thing to do is to get a legitimate modeling agency. Illegitimate agencies are rife in this industry. Some get the models into prostitution, drug addiction and scams that destroy the lives of aspiring models. It is imperative for an aspiring model to be informed.

Consult a lawyer before signing a contract to confirm an agency`s reputation. Keep an eye out for pressure tactics and do not rush into anything, especially with agencies that advertise or hand out brochures. Avoid paying large advance fees. An agency that requires one to take certain courses or lessons as a prerequisite to representation is not genuine. Most agencies require three to four shoots from different photographers for a beginners complete portfolio. An illegitimate agency will not cover these costs while a reputable agency will do it.

Fashion modeling began in 1852 with the first fashion model being Marie Vernet Worth from Paris. She modeled for her husband Charles Frederick Worth who was a designer. After that, fashion models were poorly paid and were fairly anonymous even after fashion photography became significant. This went on until the late 1950s. Lisa Fonssagrives in America is widely thought of as being the one who prepared the way for supermodels.

Vogue magazine became significant due to her fame and her appearance on the cover of Vogue, 200 times over. She appeared on covers of many other fashion magazines from the 1930s and onwards. These magazines included Vanity fair, Life and Town and Country. Another well-known fashion model was Dorian Leigh, who became famous after World War II. The swinging sixties saw the rise of models as consistent media personalities. These included models like Penelope Tree, Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton. This trend has continued since then.

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