When most people think of female models they automatically think of supermodels Naomi Campbell, Gisele Bundchen, Kate Moss, Heidi Klum, or Tyra Banks. However, there are many other types of models whose names you wouldn’t know but who are making a terrific income. They’re working behind the scenes as fit or showroom models and as commercial models working with manufacturers, suppliers, pharmaceutical companies, airlines, automobile manufacturers, fitness companies, and much more.
Even if you can’t be the next supermodel you’ll probably fit into one of these categories of female models.
1. Fashion (Editorial) Model
Fashion models, or what the industry refers to as “editorial models” are the high fashion models that you see in fashion magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle, and who work for top fashion designers Giorgio Armani, Prada, Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Valentino, and others.
Female editorial models are generally 5′ 9″ to 6′ 0″ tall and are very slim. A female editorial models’ measurements are usually – bust 33″, waist 23″, hips 33″.
Modeling agencies will always look at the “complete package” that the model presents when determining whether or not they can be editorial models, so don’t be discouraged if you don’t meet these stats exactly.
2. Runway/Catwalk Model
Female runway/catwalk models are a minimum of 5′ 9″ but 5′ 10″ – 5′ 11″ is even better. Runway models must have precise measurements so they are able to fit the clothes that designers are going to be showing to their clients. Their measurements are usually no greater than 34″ – 23″ – 34″.
Designers hire models to fit the clothes they have made for their collections, they don’t make the clothes to fit the model – well, not unless you’re a supermodel like Naomi Campbell or Coco Rocha.
3. Commercial Model
Commercial models can be any age, any size and any height. Hooray! Commercial models can do everything that isn’t normally associated with high-fashion, such as product ads (housewares, food products, travel industry, tech devices, and the list goes on).
Content Courtesy Of Nairobi Fashion Hub & The Balance