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Fashion Model

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A fashion model displays clothes, hairstyles and other fashion accessories to buyers, customers and the media. You might model these items at fashion shows, or at photoshoots for magazines, catalogues or advertising campaigns.

The Work

Professional models fall into two categories. As a live model (catwalk model) you could be:

As a photographic or commercial/advertising model you could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual salaries may vary, depending on:

Earnings as a model can vary widely depending on the type of job and your experience and reputation.

Rates of pay can be hourly, daily or for each event or photo shoot. This can range from £15 to £65 an hour, or up to a few hundred pounds for a day, depending on the type of modelling and which company or brand it is for. A top model can earn several thousands of pounds a session. The agent takes around 20 per cent of your earnings.

If you work for a fashion house you will get a regular salary. This could vary from around £10,000 to £30,000 a year, depending on the number of hours spent modelling.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2017
695
2.2 %
FALL
2022
680
  United Kingdom
2017
20778
0 %
FALL
2022
20774

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What Does it Take?

You need:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Alba Model Info
E-mail: enquiries@albamodel.info
Website: http://www.albamodel.info

Association of Model Agents
E-mail: info@theama.org
Website: http://www.associationofmodelagents.org

Models Connect
Website: http://www.modelsconnect.net/

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