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Designer's Fit Models
I just notice some models who only walk for one specific designer every season (and not for others) and in some cases I've learned that some of them are "fit models" meaning they're like the human mannequin of the designer.

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A fitting model (sometimes fit model) is a person who is used by a fashion designer or clothing manufacturer to check the fit, drape and visual appearance of a design on a 'real' human being, effectively acting as a live mannequin. A person is selected to work as a fitting model primarily on criteria matching the desired measurement specifications of the designer or manufacturer. These specifications generally consist of height, bust-waist-hip circumference, arm and leg length, shoulder width, and a myriad of other measurements as indicated by the garment type. This is the case whether the garments are for women or men of any size; the grading of construction patterns is often tested on a variety of fitting models to be sure that increases in size are translated accurately and evenly across the range.

Beyond merely wearing the garment for inspection, a fitting model can become an integral role in the design process; commenting on garments and materials with regards to fit, movement and feel on flesh, and objective feedback on the 'fit' and design of the garment in the stead of the consumer. Ultimately, a fitting model aids in confirming that the sizing, design and cut of the garment to be produced meets the designer's specifications and intentions.
Balenciaga by Nicholas Ghesquière: Johanna Kneppers-Corbal
Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld: Alina Kozelkova, Amanda Sanchez
Oscar de la Renta: Marília Dutra

Any others from the past/present? Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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Giorgio Armani: Phenelope Wulff, Veronika Pospislova

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Jil Sander - Ekaterina Petkova

and Anna Ilnytska used to be a Versace fit model i think


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Anna Ilnytska
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i have always wonder about that girl,she has a nice/unique look to have a decent model career imo.
I read somewhere that she works with Versace n sometimes do fittins for them and occasionally walk the show

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this is interesting, could you guys post pictures of these models?

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Here are some photos:

Johanna Kneppers-Corbal (Balenciaga)



Alina Kozelkova (Chanel)



Amanda Sanchez (Chanel)



Phenelope Wulff (Giorgio Armani)



Veronika Pospisilova (Giorgio Armani)



Ekaterina Petkova (Jil Sander)


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Aren't called 'House Models' too?

Daniela Alves Rezende - Gucci ?

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who become a fit model/ what is the point of it? these models have the best, most perfect body in the opinion of designers?

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John Galliano for Dior had many of these.

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Is Julia Schoenberg a JPG fit model, or is she just a house favorite? I also wonder about Debora Smaniotto?

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John Galliano for Dior had many of these.
Very well put! I almost forgot about him and his fit models. Wasn't Irina Funtikova (that girl from SS06 and FW06) a fit model?


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Thana Kuhnen is / was the fit model for Christian Dior - she was the fit model for Fall 2009 Haute Couture collection.


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Agnes/Agnese Zogla for Valentino Garavani.
She's featured in the documentary "Valentino: The Last Emperor" having clothes fitted on her.

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Wasn't Polina Kasina Alexander McQueen's fit model?

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