How to Join
the Fashion Spot / Front Row / Careers, Education & the Business of Fashion
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Rules Links Mobile How to Join
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
29-04-2009
  346
V.I.P.
 
model_mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 15,262
Bravo!....to that post. Most of the time you hear about all the glitz and glam....but the numbers are in the thousand of girls who have tried to make it in this business and never even get a whiff of what it feels like to be a successful model. (one with extra money in the bank)

__________________
"Let's stop treating models like greyhounds we plan to shoot after a race. We have to remember we are dealing with real people who have real feelings."
- James Scully
  Reply With Quote
 
30-04-2009
  347
backstage pass
 
Elise1986's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 708
thanks

imo the model business can be compared to the music industry or the film industry. there are very few that are able to succeed and a lot of them just try. and those who succeed earn lots and lots of money.

regarding the models ... most of the highly paid and highly successful models have been discovered by an agent and then been promoted by a photographer or designer. at this point their careers kicked off.
like Lagerfeld once said: you don't choose modelling, modelling chooses you!

  Reply With Quote
02-05-2009
  348
rising star
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 193
Elise1986 & model mom are right on.... look at the development boards of agencies.... they come, try, work, may not work, some get lucky, some don't.... new faces come and go. Gotta give a try though - it's a chance to make it big! REALLY BIG!

__________________
Loving fashion - models - designers!
  Reply With Quote
02-05-2009
  349
backstage pass
 
Elise1986's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 708
Quote:
Originally Posted by LOVEITALL View Post
Elise1986 & model mom are right on.... look at the development boards of agencies.... they come, try, work, may not work, some get lucky, some don't.... new faces come and go. Gotta give a try though - it's a chance to make it big! REALLY BIG!
exactly
imo it's important not to focus only on a modelling career, but to also finish school and have a main pillar to rely on, if it doesn't work in the modelling business otherwise they have nothing, no good education and no modelling career. for those who make it, it sure is a huge opportunity to meet the right people and make money.

  Reply With Quote
15-08-2009
  350
V.I.P.
 
agee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Georgia
Gender: femme
Posts: 6,113
What is a rough estimate / range of how much a new model or up and coming model*, gets paid for the following type of work?

Mass market catalogs like Newport News or MetroStyle:

Luxury catalogs like Neiman Marcus, Saks, Holt Renfrew or Bloomingdales:

Hip Catalogs like J. Crew, H&M or Mango:

Newspaper ads like Macy's, Kohl's or Target:

Event campaigns like Guess, Gap or Abercrombie & Fitch:

Event catalogs like J. Crew and Victoria Secret Catalog (not the big names):

I know that my categorization may not be perfect, fell free to adapt / modify my list. Thanks.
-----------------

*For the sake of clarity, let's say a model that has not cracked the Top 20 on the Models.com list, note she does not have to be ranked at all


Last edited by agee; 15-08-2009 at 10:26 AM.
  Reply With Quote
16-08-2009
  351
V.I.P.
 
BetteT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Gender: femme
Posts: 20,561
In the US ... most catolog jobs for main stream retailers in the major fashion cities (NY, LA, Miami, Chicago) pay about 150 an hour ... or about $1,000 to $1500 a day (up to 10 hours). It also depends on your experience ... your agent will negotiate your rate on these gigs. And smaller markets pay a lot less.

And you agent will take about 20% of that off the top as comission ... and bill the company an additonal 20% too.

__________________
Bette
** It's All in the Details! **
http://www.musecube.com/BetteT/

Last edited by BetteT; 16-08-2009 at 07:42 PM.
  Reply With Quote
17-08-2009
  352
User Friendly
 
CharlottefromCA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Lala land
Gender: femme
Posts: 10,968
Quote:
Originally Posted by BetteT View Post
Exactly! The face has to be flawless, perfectly symetrical, her skin must be smooth and with tiny pores, her bone structure defined, in addtion to being beautiful in the traditional way. And then she must have a certain broad spectrum appeal to almost every person on the planet. Very few women have this look ... it's extremely rare. Most models just don't have the "face" ... especially runway models, who usually have a more edgy look.
For cosmetics ..

I never really understood this.. because you have these perfect girls (Toni, Daria, Hilary..) and then they pop up in the magazine and they are airbrushed to death... sometimes almost unrecognizable.

  Reply With Quote
13-10-2009
  353
Oh Yeah!
 
khyrk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Iloilo, Philippines
Gender: homme
Posts: 3,268
Natasha in an interview 2 years ago said she is paid 3000-10,000 euros for a runway show. You can only imagine how much her fees have gone up since then. She also mentioned she was paid 200,000 euros for a single campaign so maybe that was for the Gucci Fragrance contract for the entire year.

__________________
All I wanna do is LOVE your body
  Reply With Quote
13-10-2009
  354
V.I.P.
 
BetteT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Gender: femme
Posts: 20,561
Beauty and frangrance campaigns pay the most, other ad campaigns less but still very good money, with runway and editorial paying the least in most cases. That explains the big difference. Of course ... if you ever reach top model status ... it goes way up from there because the agency can negotiate a better price for a "famous" face.

__________________
Bette
** It's All in the Details! **
http://www.musecube.com/BetteT/
  Reply With Quote
14-10-2009
  355
rising star
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 193
Even working as a "test" model for a big fragrance/cosmetic campaign can pay upwards of $2,000 a day. Showroom work for big designers pay that amount too. Catalog work is boring but pays the rent! You're right about runway and editorial - it doesn't pay but the exposure is priceless. There are jobs that work in trade too, look books and fit models often work in trade.

__________________
Loving fashion - models - designers!
  Reply With Quote
14-10-2009
  356
tfs star
 
Gabriel29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: New Jersey
Gender: homme
Posts: 1,520
Does anyone have any idea how much Victoria's Secret pays their non-contract models to walk in their shows every year?

  Reply With Quote
23-11-2009
  357
front row
 
Miss-V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: new york baby!
Gender: homme
Posts: 451
how does a model get more than one agency? lets say the agency shes with is small-how does she get sent to another country to get another agency etc??

  Reply With Quote
23-11-2009
  358
backstage pass
 
juanpyx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Santiago
Gender: homme
Posts: 581
Do models get paid more for have the cover of a magazine and a editorial inside, or is the same thing that they had only the editorial?

  Reply With Quote
23-11-2009
  359
V.I.P.
 
BetteT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Gender: femme
Posts: 20,561
Quote:
Originally Posted by Miss-V View Post
how does a model get more than one agency? lets say the agency shes with is small-how does she get sent to another country to get another agency etc??
This thread is about how much money models make.

To learn about agencies and how models get marketed by them ... ask here: So You Want to Be a Model? (Part #2). Read post #1 before posting. There is a part #1 to this thread, (link to it is in post#1). If you go to part #1, and search the thread for the keyword "mother" (as in "mother agency) " you will probably find your answer already there.

__________________
Bette
** It's All in the Details! **
http://www.musecube.com/BetteT/
  Reply With Quote
23-11-2009
  360
front row
 
Miss-V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: new york baby!
Gender: homme
Posts: 451
thank you!

  Reply With Quote
Reply
Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Tags
#1, average, expect, model, paid, post, read, rules, thread
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

monitoring_string = "058526dd2635cb6818386bfd373b82a4"


 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:20 PM.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
TheFashionSpot.com is a property of TotallyHer Media, LLC, an Evolve Media LLC company. ©2014 All rights reserved.