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A model is a person who poses or displays for purposes of art, fashion, or other products and advertising. This article is about the philosophical concept of Art. ... For other uses, see Fashion (disambiguation). ... // Advert redirects here. ...

Modeling is distinguished from other types of public performance, such as an acting, dancing or mime artistry, although the boundary is not well defined. Appearing in a movie or a play is generally not considered to be modeling, regardless of the nature of the role. However, models generally have to express emotion in their photographs, and many models have also described themselves as actors. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 304 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1085 × 2139 pixel, file size: 1,001 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ana Beatriz Barros User:DavidShankBone... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 304 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1085 × 2139 pixel, file size: 1,001 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ana Beatriz Barros User:DavidShankBone... Ana Beatriz Barros (born May 29, 1982 in Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil) is a Brazilian supermodel. ... Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal 2005 The TriBeCa Film Festival was founded in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro in a response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the consequent loss of vitality in the TriBeCa neighborhood in Manhattan. ... Buskers perform in San Francisco A performance, in performing arts, generally comprises an event in which one group of people (the performer or performers) behave in a particular way for another group of people (the audience). ... Acting is the work of an actor or actress, which is a person in theatre, television, film, or any other storytelling medium who tells the story by portraying a character and, usually, speaking or singing the written text or play. ... For other uses, see Dance (disambiguation). ... This article is about the theatrical medium and those who practice it. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ...


Types of models include glamour, fashion, fitness, bikini, fine-art, and body-part models. Not all models are beautiful: character models portray ordinary people and humorous types, mostly in print work and in commercials.

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Fashion

Fashion models are used mainly to promote apparel. Fashion Modeling generally can be divided into two categories (photographic and catwalk), and into the following sub-categories:

  • Fashion catwalk or runway modeling
  • Fashion editorial (magazine spreads etc.) modeling
  • Fashion catalogue modeling
  • Ad campaigns
  • Fashion print modeling
  • Fashion showroom modeling
  • Fashion lingerie modeling
  • Fashion swimsuit modeling
  • Fashion fitness modeling
  • Fashion fit modeling
  • Plus-size modeling
  • Petite modeling

This article is about catwalks in fashion. ... The word showroom has several distinct meanings including: A showroom is a large space used to display products for sale, such as automobiles, furniture, carpet or apparel. ... Assorted lingerie styles. ... A swimsuit, bathing suit or swimming costume is an item of clothing designed to be worn for swimming. ... Physical fitness is an attribute required for service in virtually all military forces. ... Plus-size model is a term internationally applied to a woman who is engaged primarily in modeling garments that are designed and marketed specifically for larger body sizes and types (see plus-size clothing). ...

Supermodels

Main article: Supermodel

Supermodels are highly paid, top fashion models. These (usually female) celebrities appear on top fashion magazine covers, in catalogues and in fashion shows. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 336 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1012 × 1803 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 336 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1012 × 1803 pixel, file size: 1. ... Adriana Francesca Lima (born June 12, 1981) is a Brazilian supermodel. ... For the RuPaul song, see Supermodel (You Better Work). ... For the RuPaul song, see Supermodel (You Better Work). ... Model walking the Michael Kors catwalk during Fall Fashion Week, New York City University of Texas Evolution fashion show, 2007 Fashion model on catwalk A fashion show is an event put on by a fashion designer to showcase his or her upcoming line of clothing. ...


The first model to pave the way for what would become the supermodel was Lisa Fonssagrives.[1] The relationship between her image on over 200 Vogue covers and her name recognition led to the future importance of Vogue in shaping future supermodels. Fonssagrives at the height of her career could be both sophisticated and yet a kook, with which every American woman could identify.[citation needed] Her image appeared on the cover of every fashion magazine during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s from Town & Country, Life and Vogue to the original Vanity Fair. Model Janice Dickinson, however, asserts that she was the person for which the term was coined. as she popped the term herself while talking to her agent at the climax of her career: "I'm not superman, I'm a supermodel". Lisa Fonssagrives as photographed by Edgar de Evia in his home in the Rhinelander Mansion Lisa Fonssagrives (May 17, 1911 – February 4, 1992), born Lisa Anderson in Sweden, was a supermodel, dancer, fashion designer, photographer and sculptor. ... For other meanings, see vogue. ... Town & Country is an American magazine focusing on high society and fashion. ... Philippe Halsmans famous portrait of Marilyn Monroe Life generally refers to two American magazines: A humor and general interest magazine published from 1883 to 1936; A publication created by Time founder Henry Luce in 1936, with a strong emphasis on photojournalism. ... American actress Demi Moore, on a typical Vanity Fair cover (August, 1991) Vanity Fair is a glossy American glamour magazine monthly that offers a mixture of articles based on sensational exaggerations, jet-set and entertainment-business personalities, politics, and lies. ... Janice Doreen Dickinson (born 15 february 1955) is an American supermodel [1][2] fashion photographer, actress, author and agent. ...


Other notable supermodels and top models have included Twiggy, Gia Carangi, Lisa Snowdon, Karen Mulder, Tyra Banks, Christie Brinkley, Rachel Hunter, Christy Turlington, Jerry Hall, Lisa Butcher, Paula Hamilton, Marie Helvin, Helena Christensen, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Elle Macpherson, Stephanie Seymour, Elizabeth Hurley, Claudia Schiffer, and Kate Moss. Currently, according several fashion world's personalities as Claudia Schiffer, Gisele Bündchen is the only true supermodel of her generation,[2] although there are some others famous names as Alessandra Ambrosio, Doutzen Kroes, Carolyn Murphy, Laetitia Casta, Miranda Kerr, Natalia Vodianova, Adriana Lima, Karolína Kurková, Daria Werbowy, Ana Beatriz Barros, Fernanda Tavares, Isabeli Fontana and Heidi Klum.[3][4] Notable male models include Tyson Beckford, Marcus Schenkenberg, and Evandro Soldati. This article is about the English supermodel. ... Gia Marie Carangi (January 29, 1960 – November 18, 1986) was an American fashion model during the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Lisa Snowdon (born Lisa Snawdon on 2 September 1971) is an English actress, supermodel, television presenter and singer. ... Karen Mulder Promotional from mail-order catalogue. ... Ä‘ Tyra Lynne Banks (born December 4, 1973) is an American supermodel, television personality, talk show host, actress, and businessperson. ... Christie Brinkley (born February 2, 1954) is an American supermodel. ... Rachel Hunter (born September 9, 1969 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a fashion model, actress and reality TV show host. ... Christy Nicole Turlington (born January 2, 1969) is an American supermodel best known for representing Calvin Klein fragrances since 1987. ... Jerry Hall at the Lighthouse Gala auction in aid of Terrence Higgins Trust. ... Lisa Butcher (born 1972 in London), is an English fashion model and TV presenter. ... Paula Hamilton (born 23 January 1958) is a model, actress and recovered drug adict, famous for her apperance in the classic 1987 Mk II Volkswagen Golf advert Changes After being discovered by photgrapher David Bailey, she became the main model (5 8½/1. ... {{Infobox Model | name= Marie Helvin | image = | caption= An image that meets Wikipedias copyright standards is needed. ... Helena Christensen (IPA: , born December 25, 1968 in Copenhagen) is a Danish supermodel. ... Naomi Campbell (born May 22, 1969) is a British supermodel. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Linda Evangelista (born May 10, 1965) is a Canadian supermodel. ... Elle Macpherson (born 29 March 1964) is an Australian businesswoman, supermodel and actress. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Elizabeth Jane Hurley (born June 10, 1965) is an English model and actress who gained fame as Hugh Grants girlfriend. ... Claudia Schiffer (born August 25, 1970[2]) is a German supermodel and actress, who reached the height of her popularity during the 1990s. ... Not to be confused with Kate Mosse. ... Gisele Caroline Nonnenmacher Bündchen (born July 20, 1980) is a Brazilian supermodel. ... Alessandra Corine Ambrósio (born April 11,[3] 1981) is a Brazilian supermodel. ... Doutzen Kroes (born January 23, 1985) is a Dutch supermodel. ... Carolyn Murphy (born on August 11, 1975) is an American model. ... Laetitia Marie Laure Casta (born May 11, 1978 in Pont-Audemer, Normandy) is a French supermodel and actress. ... Miranda May Kerr (born 20 April 1983 or 1985[1]) is an Australian model, best known as one of the Victorias Secret Angels (the first Australian addition to the Victorias Secret campaign), and as the face of Australian fashion chain Portmans. ... Natalia Vodianova (Russian: , born February 28, 1982) is a Russian supermodel. ... Adriana Francesca Lima (born June 12, 1981) is a Brazilian supermodel. ... Karolína Kurková (born February 28, 1984) is a Czech supermodel. ... Daria Werbowy (born November 19, 1983 in Poland) is a Ukrainian-Canadian supermodel. ... Ana Beatriz Barros (born May 29, 1982 in Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil) is a Brazilian supermodel. ... Fernanda Tavares (born on September 22, 1980) is a Brazilian supermodel. ... Isabeli Bergossi Fontana (born July 4, 1983) is a Brazilian supermodel. ... Heidi Klum (pronounced ; born June 1, 1973[1]) is a German supermodel, actress, TV presenter, fashion designer, television producer and occasional singer. ... Tyson Craig Beckford (born December 19, 1970 in Bronx, New York) is an American male supermodel and actor, known worldwide for his muscular physique, facial structure, and tattoos; and also as the lead model for Ralph Lauren. ... Marcus Lodewijk Schenkenberg van Mierop, better known as just Marcus Schenkenberg (born 4 August 1968) is the worlds first male supermodel, actor, singer, writer and TV personality born in Stockholm, Sweden but of Dutch descent. ... Evandro Soldati is a Brazilian male model. ...


History of fashion models

The first true fashion model is generally believed to be Parisian shopgirl, Marie Vernet Worth. She became the first professional mannequin in 1853, to help her fashion designer husband, Charles Frederick Worth. [5] This article is about the capital of France. ... Fashion design is the applied art dedicated to clothing and lifestyle accessories created within the cultural and social influences of a specific time. ... Charles Frederick Worth (October 13, 1826 – March 10, 1895), widely considered the Father of Haute Couture, was an English-born fashion designer of the 19th century. ...


Body type

Main article: Size zero

The Association of Model Agents (AMA) says that female models should be around 34-24-34 inches (86-61-86 cm) and at least 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) tall. Currently, the height required to do fashion shows has increased. During the last fashion shows in Europe, the average height was 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in), the average weight was 50 kg (110 lb), with bust between 85 to 90 cm (33.5 to 35.4 inches), waist under 62 cm (24.4 inches), and hips under 90 cm (35.4 inches), to fit the 34/36 size of haute Couture prototypes.[6] Average dimensions for a male model are a height of 180-188 cm (5'11"-6'2") a weight of 64-75 kg (140-165 lb) and a chest measurement of 38"-42". This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


The unusually thin shape of fashion models has been criticized for allegedly warping girls' body image and encouraging eating disorders.[7] Organizers of a fashion show in Madrid in September 2006 turned away models who were judged to be underweight by medical personnel who were on hand.[8] In February 2007, six months after her sister, Luisel Ramos, also a model, died, Uruguayan model Eliana Ramos became the third international model to die of malnutrition in six months (The second victim was Ana Carolina Reston).[9] Luisel Ramos died of heart failure caused by anorexia nervosa. Body image is a term which may refer to our perceptions of our own physical appearance, or our internal sense of having a body which is constructed by the brain. ... This article is about the Spanish capital. ... The term underweight refers to a human who is considered to be under a healthy weight. ... Luisel Ramos Luisel Ramos (born c. ... Eliana Ramos Eliana Elle Ramos (c. ... Percentage of population affected by malnutrition by country, according to United Nations statistics. ... Ana Carolina Reston Ana Carolina Reston Macan (Jundiai June 4, 1985 – November 15, 2006) was a Brazilian fashion model of part Lebanese heritage. ... For other uses, see Anorexia. ...


Glamour models

Model Michelle Merkin poses in a semi-nude glamour photography shoot
Model Michelle Merkin poses in a semi-nude glamour photography shoot

Glamour photography emphasizes the model rather than products, fashion or environment. Typically the sexuality of the model is emphasized in glamour photography, while in fashion photography the emphasis is on the clothes. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 1800 pixel, file size: 467 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 1800 pixel, file size: 467 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Glamour photography is the photographing of a model (usually female), in a way that is intended to be erotic, yet not pornographic. ... -1...


Early glamour modeling is often associated with "French postcards", small postcard sized images that sold by street vendors in France. The early 1900s the pinup became popular. Pinups depicted scantily dressed women often in a playful pose seemingly surprised or startled by the viewer. The model would usually have an expression of delight which seemed to invite the viewer to come and play. Betty Grable was one of the most famous pinup models of all time, her pinup in a bathing suit was extremely popular amongst World War II soldiers. In December of 1953 Marilyn Monroe was featured in the first issue of Playboy magazine. Playboy became the first magazine which featured nude glamour photography and was targeted to the mainstream consumer. Glamour models became popular in the early 90s with the Hope Talmons and Dita Von Teese that created a gateway into the modern neo models like Heidi Van Horn and Bernie Dexter. For the computer diagnostic tool, see POST card. ... Pin-up photo of Ingrid Bergman for the March 16, 1945 issue of the U.S. Army magazine, Yank. ... Betty Grable (December 18, 1916 – July 2, 1973) was an American dancer, singer, and actress. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson;[1] baptised Norma Jeane Baker June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), was a Golden Globe-winning,[2] critically-acclaimed[3][4][5] American actress, singer, model, Hollywood icon,[6] cultural icon, fashion icon,[7] pop icon,[8] film executive[9] and sex symbol. ... For other uses, see Playboy (disambiguation). ... Dita Von Teese (born Heather Renée Sweet on September 28, 1972) is a popular American burlesque artist, model and actress. ...


Fitness models

Fitness modeling centers on displaying an athletic and healthy physique. Fitness models resemble bodybuilders, but with less emphasis on muscle size. Their body weight is usually similar to (or slightly heavier than) fashion models, but they have a lower body fat percentage due to increased muscle mass relative to fat mass. They are usually muscular. The most recognized by name fitness models are Sebastian Siegel, Michael O'Hearn, Christian Boeving and Clark Bartram. Professional Bodybuilder Gustavo Badell posing Bodybuilding is the process of maximizing muscle hypertrophy through the combination of weight training, sufficient caloric intake, and rest. ... Total body fat percentage consists of essential fat and storage fat. ... Sebastian Siegel (born March 6, 1974 in Oxford, England) is a British-American film and television actor. ... Michael (Mike) OHearn is an American body builder and fitness model. ...


Bikini models

Bikini models are similar to fitness models with emphasis on a fit physique and the beauty of the female curves. Bikini models are usually curvaceous and fit. This article is about the womens bathing suit. ...


For women models, usually the models can be shorter- more around 5' 5"-5' 8" (1.65 m - 1.73 m) and need to be about 100 pounds (45 kg) or lighter.


Fine art models

Main article: Model (art)

Photographers, painters, sculptors, and other artists hire models to pose for their art. Art modeling involves the posing of a model to as an aid in creating a work of art. ...


Alternative models

Main article: Fetish model

An alternative model is any model that does not fit into the normal category. Punk, Goth, Fetish, Tattooed, or having a uniqueness outside other model types. These mix with high fashion and art models. A model in bondage cuffs with a leg spreader. ...


Body part models

Some modeling agencies have divisions which represent male and female models with 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' 7" (1.7 m) have found success through body part modeling. An example of a petite body part model is Isobella Jade. A modeling agency is a company that represent fashion models, to work for the fashion industry. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Working conditions

Despite the stereotype of modeling as a glamorous profession, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the median wage for models was only $11.22 per hour in 2006.[10] MarketWatch listed modeling as one of the worst ten jobs in America.[10] For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... The Bureau of Labor Statistics was founded in 1884 by President Chester A. Arthur. ... MarketWatch is the operator of a leading business news and information Website that provides headline news, analysis and stock market data to some 6 million people. ...


See also

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Models (people)

It has been suggested that Child modeling (erotic), Internet child modeling be merged into this article or section. ... An Australian magazine featuring a cover girl. ... Figure drawing by Leonardo da Vinci Figure drawing is an exercise in drawing the human body in its various shapes and positions. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... A Promotional Model is a person hired to drive consumer demand for a product, service, brand, or concept by directly interacting with consumers. ...

References

  1. ^ Rosemary Ranck, "The First Supermodel", The New York Times February 9, 1997 (online) retrieved September 24, 2006
  2. ^ Supermodels don't exist anymore, says Claudia Schiffer Source: news.com.au. Article from: Reuters. Retrieved September 13, 2007.
  3. ^ MODELS.com's Top 25 Sexiest Models - 5-1
  4. ^ MODELS.com's Icons - 5-1
  5. ^ history from modelworker
  6. ^ Presque Top Model Oct 06
  7. ^ USA Today: Do thin models warp girls' body image?
  8. ^ CNN: Skinny models banned from catwalk
  9. ^ Ban on stick-think models illegal, Jennifer Melocco, The Daily Telegraph, February 16, 2007.
  10. ^ a b Mantell, Ruth. "The 10 worst jobs in America: Low pay, no benefits put these workers in a tough spot", MarketWatch, Dow Jones, November 1, 2007. Retrieved on 2008-01-31. 

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External links

  • online database of professional fashion models on FMD
The Fashion Model Directory (FMD) is an online database of information about female fashion models, modeling agencies and fashion designers. ...

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