Profession fashion model

Fashion and other models wear and display clothing and accessories and pose for photographs, film and video, advertising, still photography or for artistic creation.

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Personality Type

  • Artistic / Enterprising

Related professions design

  • Fashion designer
  • Fashion stylist, clothing advisor
  • Furniture designer
  • Illustrator
  • Industrial products designer
  • Multimedia designer
  • Package designer
  • Tailor, seamstress


  • Make-up techniques

    The various techniques and tools for applying make-up.

  • Photography

    Art and practice of creating aesthetically appealing images by recording light or electromagnetic radiation.

  • Body language

    Notice and interpret the non-verbal signals that people send out with their body, including yourself.


  • Ensure cooperation among production, costume department and make-up department

    Work with the staff responsible for costumes and make up in line with their creative vision and obtain directions from them about how make-up and costumes should look.

  • Develop professional network

    Reach out to and meet up with people in a professional context. Find common ground and use your contacts for mutual benefit. Keep track of the people in your personal professional network and stay up to date on their activities.

  • Maintain personal hygiene standards

    Preserve impeccable personal hygiene standards and have a tidy appearance.

  • Promote yourself

    Market one's own strengths in terms of skills and knowledge.

  • Pose in front of a camera

    Perform poses in front of cameras in order to advertise products. Listen to the directions of the photographer or director.

  • Attend castings

    Go to castings in order to promote yourself and show your abilities.

  • Show intercultural awareness

    Show sensibility towards cultural differences by taking actions which facilitate positive interaction between international organisations, between groups or individuals of different cultures, and to promote integration in a community.

  • Maintain an artistic portfolio

    Maintain portfolios of artistic work to show styles, interests, abilities and realisations.

  • Harmonise body movements

    Harmonise body movements in accordance to rhythm and melody, aestetic or dramatic concept, dramatic pace, etc.

Optional knowledge and skills

meet contract specifications trends in fashion conduct research on trends in design attend dress fittings follow directions of the artistic director identify customer's needs fix meetings promote products in advertisements contact talent agents participate in fashion shows commercial photography

Common job titles

  • Fit model
  • Talent agency internship
  • Model agent
  • Fashion model & fashion runway model
  • Runway model
  • Fashion week intern
  • Urban outfitters: photo producer
  • Female fit model – abercrombie & fitch and hollister
  • Sales & marketing coordinator
  • Fashion show production and model casting intern