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#1 Casting



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Posted 04 October 2002 - 08:54 AM


Types of Fashion Modeling:

CATALOG - Modeling clothing for catalogs.

EDITORIAL - Modeling for editorial pages (not advertisements) in magazines.

FIT - Modeling for the clothing designers so that they may see how the clothing fits on actual people.

FITNESS - Modeling of fitness attire and for fitness products. Requires that the model be in excellent shape and health.

KIDS - Children modeling children's clothing.

LINGERIE - Modeling of lingerie and undergarments. Because this type of modeling may be more revealing it requires very good body tone and proportions.

MATURE - Modeling of clothing for those over the age of 40+.

PRINT - Modeling fashion for print advertising.

PETITE - Petite size models usually are 5'2" to 5'6".

PLUS SIZE - Plus size is the same height as standard size models but size 14 -16.

RUNWAY - The presentation of clothing to a gathering of buyers by sending models down a walkway or runway. Models generally have to meet very strict requirements for this type of work. These young models tend to be very tall, slender and move very well in clothes.

SPOKESMODEL - In addition to appearance, spokesmodels must speak about a business, product, service, etc. Spokesmodels may attend trade shows, appear on television, appear in videos, etc.

SWIMSUIT - Modeling of swimwear. Generally requires excellent body tone and a healthy look.

TEEN - Modeling of fashion for those in their early teens.

Body Part Modeling:

This is the use of just part of the body in a photograph.

EARS - Usually for jewelry, such as earrings.

FACIAL FEATURES - Parts of the face, such as eyes, cheeks, etc. Usually used for makeup or facial cleanser advertising.

FEET - Generally used for modeling of footwear.

HAIR - Hair models are generally used for hair care products, hairstyles, etc.

HANDS - Hand models usually have long slender graceful hand and fingers, smooth (no wrinkles, hair or large pours), clear (no blemishes or irregular color) skin, and very good nails.

LEGS - Usually used for stockings or shoes.

NECK - Usually used for jewelry, such as necklaces.

Commercial Modeling:

Commercial modeling is sort of the catch all for everything that isn't fashion. It is vast and diverse. The physical requirements can vary greatly. The purpose is to sell something - a product, service, or idea. You do not have to have traditional "model" looks. Real people are more often used for commercial modeling.

PRINT - Models are used in photos showing a period of life or doing something in life. The models are used to act out some concept or idea of life. The physical requirements, age, size, etc. can vary greatly. Actors are often used for commercial print modeling.

PRODUCT DEMO - Models stand in front of, or in a store or mall, and hand out free samples of something. The idea is they want someone attractive that people will be drawn to and will work for just a few hours or a few days.

PROMO - The model is used to work promotional events. Beer companies, cigarette companies, etc. often hire models to promote their products. Generally, you need to be very attractive to do this kind of work, but this is not always the case.

TRADE SHOW MODELING - Models hired by companies to hand out literature at trade show booths. One of the classics examples of this is the auto show

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 05:54 AM

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#3 onladv



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Posted 05 June 2012 - 07:50 PM

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