Types of models and modelling
There are several areas of modelling, each with its specific
Let's start with fashion modelling, which is quite
a limited avenue as of now, but gaining in momentum. It encompasses everything
from fashion shoots for glossies to mail-order catalogues; from live shows for
haute couture houses to rag trade promotions. The term 'fashion', in this context,
refers to clothing and accessories.
work in this area you must be a sample size - women need to be (at least) 167.5
cm. tall, weigh 50 kg. to 60 kg. and possess vital statistics of 85-60-87.5 cm.
Men should be about (at least) 180 cm. tall, weigh approximately 80 kg., with
vital statistics of 100-80-95 cm. What's essential for both sexes is clear healthy
skin, good teeth, a great smile, expressive eyes and healthy hair. Also, you should
be an extrovert by nature and uninhibited, even inspired, by crowds.
Modelling clothes is an art: the art of learning how to walk, to move, and show
off the clothing to best effect to help sell it. When potential customers look
at a model, they generally imagine themselves in that outfit. Clothing is designed
to appeal to people leading specific lifestyles as well as to those simply aspiring
to them. The entire effect created by the model, the mood, the clothing, the art
direction and the advertisement placement, must enhance the image of the clothes
and be consistent throughout.
If you do not get a particular job, keep
in mind that your 'look' may have been considered inappropriate for that particular
shoot. Do not take it personally - perhaps you will have the right image for the
Madhu Sapre, Mehr Jessia, Sheetal Mallar, Namrata Baruwa,
Ujjawala Raut and the list continues... They have strong and distinctive features.
Exotic looks are popular. The majority of High Fashion models live in Bombay.
Children and Teens Modelling
Children and teens can find work in many different
types of modelling including fashion shows and commercials. Teen models are generally
called Junior models. Junior models must be 5'0" to 5'6" tall and 12 to 17 years
old with very youthful looks. They usually have 32-34" busts, 21-25" waists and
Editorial Print Modelling
This refers to photography for magazines, including
covers. This work is very eagerly sought after by models because of the exposure
it provides. For this reason you can expect to work long and hard but you will
get tear sheets for your portfolio that will help you get work.
Commercial Print Modelling
refers to when models are photographed to promote a product on billboards, buses,
magazines and newspapers. This type of modeling can be divided into two sections:
Fashion Advertising and Product Advertising.
Runway (Ramp) Modelling
This is one
of the most effective ways to gain exposure. It is considered the most glamorous
type of live modeling. 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 minimum
height requirement of 5'6" for runway work.
Agency Typical Work
nude work I don't think that anybody is intersted in this. But since this is a
part, hence I am addressing this also.
HEIGHT: 5' 0"? (not too sure about
this, but they generally take on much shorter girls than the fashion or commercial