The first fashion model was believed to be Parisian shopgirl, Marie Vernet Worth. She became the first professional mannequin in 1853,
to help her fashion designer husband, Charles Frederick Worth.|
The first model to pave the way for what would become the supermodel was Lisa Fonssagrives.
The relationship between her image on over 200 Vogue covers and her name recognition led to the importance of Vogue in shaping future supermodels.
Her image appeared on the cover of every fashion magazine during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s from Town & Country, Life and Vogue to the original Vanity Fair.
Model Janice Dickinson has asserted that she was the person for whom the term was coined,
as she popped the term herself while talking to her agent at the climax of her career by saying, "I'm not superman, I'm a supermodel".
In the 1980's, regulars like Gia Carangi, Carol Alt, Janice Dickinson
, Christie Brinkley , Kim Alexis and Paulina Porizkova began to endorse products with their names as well as their faces, getting in front of everything from Diet Pepsi to Ford Trucks.
Modeling is distinguished from other types of public performance, such as an acting, dancing or mime artistry, although the boundary is not well defined.
Appearing in a movie or a play is generally not considered to be modeling, regardless of the nature of the role. However, models generally have to express emotion in their photographs, and many models have also described themselves as actors.
Types of models include glamour, fashion, fitness, bikini, fine-art, and body-part models.
Fashion models are used mainly to promote apparel. Fashion Modeling generally can be divided into two categories (editorial and runway), and into the following sub-categories:
Ad campaigns ,Fashion catalogue modeling ,Fashion catwalk or runway modeling ,Fashion editorial (magazine spreads etc.) modeling ,Fashion print modeling
Fashion lingerie modeling,Fashion showroom modeling ,Fashion swimsuit modeling ,Fashion fit modeling ,Fashion fitness modeling ,Petite modeling and