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21-06-2006
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Modeling agencies for petites?
Help! Does anyone know of good modeling agencies that have a petite division or represent petites? Thanks in advance...

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24-06-2006
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does anyone know how tall you would have to be ????

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Petite modeling is almost non existant and I don't know of any agency that actually has a petite division but there are a few clients here and there that use petite models for catalog work.

They usually want models around 5'6" and never shorter than 5'4". I know that petite sizing is for much shorter women (under 5'4"), but just like regular models ... they want you talller and thinner than the average. For example, the average American woman is 5'4" and a size 14 ... but the average fashion model is 5' 9" or so and a size 2/4. It's the same rationale for petite models ... you have to be taller and smaller than the average petite woman so the clothes look better.

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Help! Does anyone know of good modeling agencies that have a petite division or represent petites? Thanks in advance...
It depends on the type of modeling you want to do. I work in technical design (we fit garments on fit models to establish fit for clothing) and I know there's a need for good petite fit models. The go-to model agency that gets used a lot to book petite fit models is called Model Service. Elite Models and Ford Models also offer petite fit models. The average height of a Petite Fit model is 5'4". She is also a Missy size 8 (true size 8, not runway 8) on average. One of the fit models I work makes over $200,000 per year, as the job is very much in-demand. The one catch is that you can't gain or lose weight. HTH.

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You are right ..... I forgot about fit models. Good point.

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How do you get into fit modelling and what does it entail? Thanks in advance

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How do you get into fit modelling and what does it entail? Thanks in advance
I've worked with fit models, but I've never asked them how they started, but here's my guess. first, take your measurements (bust, waist, high hip (measured 3" below navel), low hip (measured 7" below navel), sleeve length (the length of your arm from the center of your neck to your wrist bone), height, and weight. then, contact the modeling agencies to see if they have a fit division and if they do then see what they have to say. also, I see ads for "in house" fit models in Women's Wear Daily (in the Wednesday classified sections) every once in a while, and in those ads they usually specify what measurements they are looking for so you should see if you're compatible with them.
the job involves the fit model going to a fitting (with designers, technical designers, and a production person or merchandiser--this is general, some companies are different), they are given garments to put on and the technical design will determine what needs to be changed or fixed to get a perfect fit. usually, the fit models don't speak too much about how to fit the garment (as that's what the technical designer is there for), but they do tell us if the material is abrasive or something is particularly uncomfortable. you do have to maintain your weight (even small fluctuations can make you lose an assignment), stand on your feet all day, and maintain good posture. A good fit model can be highly in demand.

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...from the UK...http://www.prestoncitizen.co.uk/news..._as_models.php

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actually, modelling in general goes from different heights. However, runway modeling, you have to be over 5'8. But if you're not, you can really just do local editorial work.

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she's cute!

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she's cute!
Why are short girls always "cute" and never "graceful" or "glamourous"?

Do you think that's fair??

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haha they can be whatever they want from Graceful to Glamourous. but they can also be cute which is something that tall girls can hardly achieve

"Cute" can be more powerful sometimes! really!

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I was wondering if anyone knew any agencies in Toronto?

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