Types of Modeling
Types of Modeling – High Fashion Modeling | Editorial Modeling
The most glamorous jobs including campaigns, collections and magazine editorials are reserved for the top editorial/fashion models. This work is very eagerly sought after by fashion models because of the exposure it provides.
High Fashion models are generally 5’9″ to 6′ tall and are a very thin size 6 – 8 (120 – 122 lbs for a 5’9″ model.) They have 32 – 35″ busts, 22 – 25″ waists and 33 - 36″ hips. High fashion models have strong and distinctive features.
Types of Modeling – Commercial Print Modeling
This refers to when models are photographed to promote a product on billboards, buses, magazines and newspapers. This type of modelling can be divided into two sections: Fashion Advertising and Product Advertising.
Types of Modeling – Catalog Modeling
These models are hired to appear in catalogues like Next, Look again etc.. and sell everyday products to average people. Catalog modelling often provides regular work and pay is usually generous. Requirements are flexible.
Types of Modeling – Runway Modeling
This is one of the most effective ways to gain exposure. It is considered the most glamorous type of live modelling. It requires a lot of confidence and grace. The model must make the audience think that she loves the outfit she is wearing. She must look comfortable and make even the dullest outfit look attractive. There is a strict minimum height requirement of 5’9″ for runway work. (Unless you`re Kate Moss).
Types of Modeling – Children Models | Teen Models
Children and teens can find work in many different types of modelling including fashion shows, catalog modelling and commercials. Teen models are generally called Junior models. Junior models must be 5’6″ to 5’8″ tall and 12 to 17 years old with very youthful looks. They usually have 32 – 34″ busts, 21 – 25″ waists and 32 – 34″ hips.
Types of Modeling – Petite Models
These models do just about everything, photography, fit modelling, trade shows, and swimwear. Models today come in different sizes and body types.
Types of Modeling – Specialty Models
These are models with beautiful hands or nice long legs, a gorgeous neck, healthy hair, or small well-shaped feet, and equally important, a beautiful face. Their specialties are modelling jewellery, cosmetics, nail polish, hand lotion, shoes, hosiery, shampoo, etc.
Types of Modeling – Convention Models
These models can be seen demonstrating automobiles, appliances, cosmetics, or new products at trade shows or conventions. Some of these models land commercial contracts. They just have a way with showing off a product. They have that winning smile. These models have beautiful teeth and a great personality.
Types of Modeling – Plus Models
For the bigger woman. Designers are going out of their way to meet the demands of plus women.
Types of Modeling – Fit Models
The garment is cut for their body type. You never see this type of model but these are the ones that our clothes are measured from. The fit model must maintain their weight and size to work in this segment of the industry. They can work in this industry for a long time, and the work is all year round.
Types of Modeling – Glamour Models
Glamour photography emphasizes the model and the model’s sexuality rather than products, fashion or the environment. Glamour modelling often focuses on the body of the subject and insinuations of sexuality serve to enhance a product’s attractiveness. Glamour models may be used for mass-produced calendars, pinup and for men’s magazines, such as Playboy magazine. Famous glamour models include Pamela Anderson, Jordan, Jodie Marsh, Lucy Pinder, Megan Fox etc.
Types of Modeling – Bikini Models
Bikini models are also usually required to be obviously fit and with an appealing body shape. Bikini models can usually be shorter, around 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) to 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) and need to be in the range of 90 – 110 lb (41 – 50 kg).
Types of Modeling – Fine Art Models
Art models are models who pose for photographers, painters, sculptors, and other artists as part of their work of art. Models for this criteria often become “muses” to respective photographers and artists.
Types of Modeling – Body Part Modeling
Some models are employed for their particularly attractive body parts. For example, hand models may be used to promote nail care products, leg models are useful for showcasing tights, and wrist models are used to showcase watches or bracelets. Petite models or females who are under 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) have found success through body part modeling.
Types of Modeling – Hip Hop Model
Hip hop models are female models who appear in mainstream rap music videos, magazines, calendars and other forms of media. Hip hop models are also known as hip hop honeys, dimes (or dymes or dime pieces), video vixens and eye candy. There are primarily two classifications of Hip hop models. There are models who strictly do print media (magazines, calendars, etc.), while others do print media as well as hip hop videos.
For hip hop models, landing a part in a music video is seen as a way to gain notoriety for themselves as they pursue a career in entertainment business. After making their way into the scene of rap music videos, a model will often attempt to land a feature role in the video of a major rapper. Doing so will allow them to gain more exposure.
Depending on one’s success, a model may even go beyond just music videos.The hip hop modeling industry has become more popular over the years. Today, there are numerous websites and magazines dedicated in part or totally to this industry. Magazines such King, Smooth (magazine) and Black Men (magazine) are almost totally devoted to the coverage of hip hop video models.
Types of Modeling – House Model
A house model (also known as a mannequin) is a fashion model who works exclusively or near-exclusively for a particular fashion brand, house or label. A house model can also be associated with specific cosmetic or perfume brands.
Types of Modeling – Promotional Model
A promotional model is a person hired to drive consumer demand for a product, service, brand, or concept by directly interacting with consumers. A promotional model can be female or male, and typically is attractive in physical appearance, and not only provides information to the consumer about the product or service, but makes it appealing to them in some way, enabling the consumer to identify with the product, service, or the company that offers it. While the length of interaction with the consumer may be short, the promotional model delivers a live experience that reflects on the product or service he or she is representing.
Types of Modeling – Spokes Model
A Spokesmodel is a (sometimes disparaging) term to describe a spokesperson who has been hired on the basis of her physical appearance or celebrity rather than her credibility. Celebrity spokesmodels have long been used to help stores and brands gain recognition and fans. A notable example is cosmetics giant Revlon, which counts Jessica Alba, Halle Berry and Eva Mendes among its spokeswomen.
Types of Modeling – Trade Show Model
Trade show models work a trade show floorspace or booth, and represent a company to attendees. Trade show models are typically not regular employees of the company, but are freelancers hired by the company renting the booth space. They are hired for several reasons.
Types of Modeling – Convention Model
A convention model is a friendly and professional assistant that works with a company’s sales representatives at a trade show booth / exhibit. They are used to draw in attendees and provide them with basic information about product or services. Some companies will use a convention model to distribute marketing materials or gather customer information for future marketing promotions.
Types of Modeling – Super Model
The term supermodel refers to a highly-paid lite fashion model who usually has a worldwide reputation and often a background in haute couture and commercial modeling. The term was elevated to prominence in the popular culture of the 1990s.Supermodels usually work for top fashion designers and labels. They have multimillion dollar contracts, endorsements and campaigns. They have branded themselves as household names and worldwide recognition is associated with their modeling careers.They have been on the covers of various magazines. Claudia Schiffer stated, In order to become a supermodel one must be on all the covers all over the world at the same time so that people can recognize the girls. First-name recognition is a solid indication of supermodel status in the fashion industry.