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A model is a person who acts as a human prop for purposes of art, fashion, advertising, etc. Modeling is distinguished from other types of public performance, such as an acting, dancing or mime artistry, although the boundary is probably not well defined. Appearing in a movie or a play is generally not considered to be modeling, irrespective of the nature of the role. But many models can also describe themselves as actors. Fashion modeling is similar to acting, because the model has to express an emotion and feeling in their photographs. Glamour models are used mainly to promote products (primarily clothing and accessories but almost anything else as well). High fashion and commercial. High fashion modeling is an art form of fashion. The photographer photographs the model in artistic themes that relate to the clothing promoted. The model uses their face and body to express different emotions required. High fashion is typical for work on campaigns, collections and Fashion models are used mainly to promote products (primarily

clothing and accessories but almost anything else as well). There are two types of fashion models: magazine editorials for high fashion designers. These models are featured in high fashion magazines such as Vogue and Elle. Clothing designers traditionally show their new collections in an annual fashion show, for buyers, the fashion industry, depends on the clothing. i.e. Plus sized models model
for plus sized clothing. These models appear in catalogues. Cosmetics models model for makeup companies such as Revlon and Maybelline. Unlike catalogue models, the majority of cosmetics models have high fashion modeling body requirements. Cosmetics models work for television commercials, magazine advertisements, and the general public. Fashion models walk the runway, and pose to display clothing. High Fashion models are generally 5 ft 9 in to 6' tall and are a very thin size 6-8 (120-122 lb for a 5 ft 9 in model.) They have 32-35" busts, 22-25" waists and 33-36" hips. High fashion models have strong and distinctive features. Commercial modeling is generally respected less than high fashion modeling. There are different forms of commercial modeling: catalogue, cosmetics, commercial print, and swimsuit/ lingerie. Catalogue models vary from height and weight, compared to high fashion models. Unlike high fashion models, commercial models include plus sized models. A supermodel is a highly paid fashion model in an elite group that has a worldwide reputation. According to
the book, Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women by Michatoel Gross, the first known use of the term was in the 1940s in a how-to book for models by an agent named Clyde Matthew Dessner. In an article in Glamour magazine in 1968, the author described Twiggy, Cheryl Tiegs, Verushka, Jean Shrimpton and fifteen other top models as "Supermodels". The term "Supermodel" gained currency by analogy with Andy Warhol's "superstars" of the 1960s, and, like "superstardom", it has been wrongly concatenated to include almost anyone who finds steady access to work, with top designers, fashion magazines and commercial clients; uncommon in the

highly volatile fashion industry. In the early 60s, the term "top models" was used by magazines and fashion critics to define famous and highly paid models, long before the term "supermodel" became popular. Today, these two terms are used to define two different groups. "Supermodels" are famous, household names, highly paid models, while "top models" are noted fashion models.

Supermodels are top models in both high fashion and commercial modeling. Pin-up models, Playboy models, and Glamour models are not considered Supermodels, because they do not have a background in high fashion couture modeling. These top models have consistently worked in both High fashion and commercial at the same time. Models who've done only one of the both, are not considered supermodels. They haven't been able to maintain an equal amount of both work at the same time. Supermodels are household names, and thus known by their first names in the fashion industry e.g. Gisele, Tyra, Naomi, Kate, ,

Cindy, Christy, Linda, Claudia, Iman. These celebrity models receive very high pay. Their annual year salaries are in the millions.

Commercial print models promote clothing/products on billboards, buses, magazines and newspapers. Swimsuit/Lingerie models promote swimsuit/lingerie clothing in magazine ads,calenders, and magazines.

Model walking down catwalk (runway) "Runway modeling," also known as "catwalk modeling," is displaying fashion, and is generally performed by "fashion models". "Glamour modeling" usually includes elements of nudity or eroticism, while "nude modeling" describes any kind of modeling that is performed without clothes. newspaper advertisements, and billboards.

Art school modeling (usually figure drawing or sculpture) involves posing for students of art. Some models specialize in having a particular portion of their body photographed, usually for advertisement purposes; thus "leg models" advertise hosiery, "hand models" advertise nail polish or gloves, "face models" or "beauty models" advertise products for skin and makeup, et cetera.**

High Fashion Modeling
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