What does a Fashion Model do?
Fashion models represent brands and designers by wearing their clothing and accessories in photo shoots, commercials, and runway shows. This role often requires physical attractiveness and an ability to maintain an elegant and graceful appearance through long exhausting hours. Fashion models receive clothing items from a designer or brand and work with stylists and photographers to take a series of snapshots for use in print or online campaigns. They must carefully listen to direction and work well with others, including other models.
Fashion models also film television commercials and other video advertisements which may add complexity and require longer hours of work or speaking parts in advertisements, which requires memorization of lines or reading of cue cards while still highlighting the items they wear. They participate in runway shows where designers premiere seasonal or new collections and need to walk with poise and convey a particular emotion under the designer’s direction. Most models have a high school diploma or equivalent and a background in fashion, art, merchandising, or other fields.
Fashion Model Salaries
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Fashion Model Career Path
Learn how to become a Fashion Model, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
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“None it was a great place to work really enjoyed my time there would go back if j could”
“However equally there are some poor management who are highly competitive but in a bad way.”
“my consultant was really friendly and explained everything about the job i didnt know of”
“Great super really good nice”
“Good commision scheme And benefit”
“Eyewitness an FC make $12.50 an hour and yet a warehouse manager make 11 because it was a pay raise from 9”
“Good pay will find you good paying jobs as well”
“good pay for part time”
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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a fashion model
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