The fashion model is the most publicized type of model in mainstream society. She is the awkwardly tall and unnaturally thin figure missing the usual female curves. The point in this body style walking the runway is to keep the focus on the clothing being showcased – and what better way to do that than to find a human wire hanger?
Fashion models are not all Gisele look-a-likes, though. A beauty model may have enticing features, be perfectly symmetrical, and have the statuesque figure. Editorial models, on the other hand, are likely to have more unique or interesting features. Both fashion models can be found gracing major ad campaigns or walking the runways.
Female fashion models generally start working in their mid to late teens and are already at 5’9” or taller. The average working model has balanced measurements (34-24-34 for example).
The fashion industry, although the smallest percentage of modeling work, is the most publicized and advertised, making it the most coveted form of modeling for it’s prestige and exposure.
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