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.

What responsibilities are common for Fashion Model jobs?
  • Assist in hitting sample deadlines set out by the photo studio, PR, and photoshoot schedules.
  • Support manager in working closely with functional lead across omni merchandising, business strategies and marketing to enable successful execution.
  • Work closely with stylist coordinator for each department to understand when samples are being requested.
  • Responsible for giving clear information on what has been sent to the studio, photoshoot, etc. and when as well as giving clear recaps on what samples are still missing.
  • Assist with PR sample pulls for editorial, campaign and influencer requests.
What are the typical qualifications for Fashion Model jobs?
  • Experience in fashion modeling, merchandising, and branding.
  • Demonstrated time management skills and sound work ethic.
  • Leadership and decision making skills and strict attention to detail.
  • Experience with drawing, illustration, graphite, and computing skills.
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How much does a Fashion Model make?

$60,374 /yr
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Temp Assistant
Aug 20, 2021

“None it was a great place to work really enjoyed my time there would go back if j could”

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Seasonal Temp
Sep 4, 2021

“Minimum wage.. but that's typical of retail stores so not really a con”

Temp Staff
Apr 14, 2021

“my consultant was really friendly and explained everything about the job i didnt know of”

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Fashion Model
Mar 19, 2023

“I love this company i love south korea my dream ma I am work with this company”

Fashion Adviser
Sep 21, 2020

“Good commision scheme And benefit”

Temp Assistant
Jul 25, 2022

“I loved my store leader but my district manager I did not hold in high regard.”

Fashion Coordinator
Jun 2, 2021

“Eyewitness an FC make $12.50 an hour and yet a warehouse manager make 11 because it was a pay raise from 9”

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Sample Coordinator
Jan 6, 2023

“Pay is not the best”

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