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Preparing for a Test Shoot

Shannon Burns-Tran and Jenny B. Davis

Source: Style Wise. A Practical Guide to Becoming a Fashion Stylist, 2nd Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

In this chapter you will learn:

Tools of the Trade

Paula J. Myers-McDevitt

Source: Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design, 3rd Edition, 2016, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

Before any garment can be evaluated, a company sets up its technical design department. This involves getting body dimensions from the designer, patternmaker, or product development team and having dress forms custom made. Spec sheets are designed and measurement points are created. Then garments are measured, and fit sessions are conducted by evaluating garments using proper body ease, and approved sample specifications are graded into a full size range.

Fashion Shows and Special Events

Kristen K. Swanson and Judith C. Everett

Source: Promotion In The Merchandising Environment, 3rd Edition, 2016, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

“This collection is dedicated to the women who inspire me and to the showgirl in all of us.”

Grace Jones

Shayla Corinne Black

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Article

Born in 1948 in Spanish Town, Jamaica, Grace Jones’s whimsical career began as a model, where she was a brash addition to international designers Yves Saint Laurent, Claude Montana, and Kenzo Takada. Grace Jones obliterated all boundaries with her incorporation of gender-bending fashions, notorious buzz-cut hairstyle, and her determination to don original and outrageous styles. Artists like Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, and Rihanna have all paid homage to Jones for her exuberance and eccentricity, whic

Kate Moss

Karen de Perthuis

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Article

Kate Moss is one of the world’s most photographed women, a blank slate for contemporary dreams and desires. With a career spanning three decades, she is a rare enduring phenomenon in an industry defined by ephemerality and a brutal quest for novelty. In the summer of 1988, she was fourteen when spotted by model agent Sarah Doukas at JFK airport—a bored teenager from the London suburb of Croydon with almond eyes, cupid-bow lips, and “God-given bone structure.” She would soon become a fashion model

Bianca Jagger

Jessica Draper

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Article

The 1970s was a highly creative period in fashion, and one in which designers’ celebrity muses were prominent. Model and actress Bianca Jagger was a very fashionable friend to designers such as Yves Saint Laurent and Roy Halston, and became a particularly memorable icon of the 1970s, embodying the eclectic style that came to define the decade. Jagger referenced themes of exoticism, menswear, and the 1940s in her attention-grabbing wardrobe, which became a subject of particular press interest afte

Marilyn Monroe

Joanne B. Eicher

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Article

Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson, sometimes using Baker (1 June 1926–5 August 1962), began her career as a model. Signing a film contract in 1946, she played minor roles, receiving attention for her beauty, curvaceous body, and mode of dressing. With prominence, she became a sex symbol. She adeptly helped create her visual persona by learning makeup and strategic wardrobe techniques. She relied on costumers like William Travilla to help construct her image in films like Gentlemen Prefer

Ethnicity and the Catwalk

Melissa Marra-Alvarez

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Article

Fashion models possess an enduring appeal that impacts on both the world of fashion and society in general. Consequently, the lack of diversity on the catwalk in recent years has come to the fore of popular conscience. Some fashion scholars have argued that modeling practices may serve to shape our understanding and ways of seeing identity, including those based on ethnicity. Focusing on the latter half of the twentieth century, the emergence of “ethnic” models in fashion is described, examining

Lost in A Gaze: Young Men and Fashion in Contemporary Japan

Masafumi Monden

Source: Japanese Fashion Cultures. Dress and gender in contemporary Japan, 2015, Berg Fashion Library

Book chapter

‘Do you understand muslins, sir?’JaneAusten, Northanger Abbey (London: Penguin Books, 1996 [1818]), p. 22.

Boy’s Elegance: A Liminality of Boyish Charm and Old-World Suavity

Masafumi Monden

Source: Japanese Fashion Cultures. Dress and gender in contemporary Japan, 2015, Berg Fashion Library

Book chapter

T-shirts with voluminous scarves are now in store . . . the big scarf looks lovely!Milkboy Staff’s Blog, 2013, available at http://ameblo.jp/mb-staff/page-67.html#main [accessed 7 October 2013]. The texts are translated by Masafumi Monden.

Cher

Amanda M. B. Pajak

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Article

Cher, born Cherilyn Sarkisian on 20 May 1946, is a singer-performer and actress active since the mid-1960s. Her career started as one-half of the folk-rock duo Sonny & Cher with her then husband, Sonny Bono (1935–1998). After gaining commercial success with their songs—the most impactful being “I Got You Babe” (1965)—the duo embraced the television media format with The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, which existed in multiple incarnations throughout the decade. It was during the airing of this televis

Grace Coddington

Katerina Pantelides

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Article

This article explores Grace Coddington’s role as a style icon throughout her careers of model, stylist, and creative director. Coddington was born in 1941 in Anglesey, Wales, and as a teenager, emulated Audrey Hepburn. In 1959 she moved to London to become a model and worked with youthful, avant-garde designers and photographers in the 1960s. Coddington’s signature style, her red mane and eclectic combination of vintage and modern pieces, emerged in the 1970s when she was a fashion editor at Brit

Linda Evangelista

Laura Peach

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Article

Supermodel Linda Evangelista was one of the most-seen faces in fashion, gracing over 600 magazine covers. Born in Ontario, Canada, Evangelista began modeling as a teenager. In the 1980s, she began working with photographer Peter Lindbergh, and her relationship with him transformed her into a supermodel. Evangelista was most known for the short haircut that shot her modeling career into the stratosphere, launching her as a supermodel. Although many photographs of Evangelista in the 1990s show her

Helena Christensen

Laura Peach

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Article

As one of the main supermodels in the 1990s, Helena Christensen was frequently photographed for fashion magazines. Born to a Peruvian mother and Danish father, Christensen was raised in Denmark. Her modeling career began when she was a contestant in the Miss Universe beauty pageant in 1986. Shortly after, her modeling career took off in Paris. Although she frequently modeled highly stylized and ostentatious looks, Christensen’s personal style was one of bohemian chic, and off the runway she was s

Modeling History: How Models Have Changed Between the 1970s and 2000

Julia Rea

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Article

The role and significance of the fashion model has been subject to a series of profound changes since the professionalization of the occupation in the late nineteenth century. These variations have been catalyzed by a wide range of social, cultural, and creative influences, from shifting trends in photography and fashion and changing ideals of beauty and femininity to the advent of technology, the Internet, and social media. When Vogue launched in the United States in 1892, the magazine’s fashion

Stella Tennant

Stephanie Talbot

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Article

Stella Tennant is a leading British model, known for her unorthodox “look” and aristocratic heritage. Tennant has appeared regularly in British, French, Italian and American Vogue, and numerous international editions of Elle and Harper’s Bazaar, as well as in W, i-D, and The Face in tandem with advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein and Hermès. Throughout her career, Tennant has never let her head be turned by the fashion industry or its demands, and has maintained an unaffected attitude toward f

Elle MacPherson

Stephanie Talbot

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Article

Australian Elle Macpherson is a leading model, actress, television host, and businesswoman. After starring as a wholesome, bikini-clad free spirit in a 1982 TV commercial for the soft drink Tab, a career in modeling beckoned. Macpherson went on to work consistently throughout the 1980s for the most prestigious fashion titles and is best known for her alliance with the publication Sports Illustrated. In 1989 she appeared on the cover of Time magazine, which gave her the apposite nickname “The Body

Christy Turlington

Stephanie Talbot

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Article

Christy Turlington is a leading American model, humanitarian campaigner, and filmmaker. She was sixteen when she officially joined the agency Ford Models, and two years later moved to New York City to model full-time. One of her first major campaigns was for Calvin Klein’s Eternity fragrance in 1988; she is also known for her contracts with cosmetics giant Maybelline and designer Giorgio Armani, and alliances with Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Prada, Valentino, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs,

Naomi Campbell

Stephanie Talbot

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Article

Naomi Campbell is a leading British model. She became a cover girl before she was sixteen and was soon being hired by the biggest names in fashion. Campbell appeared on an iconic monochrome cover of British Vogue with Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, and Tatjana Patitz in January 1990. This collective had reached the rank of “supermodel,” cementing their pulling power and defining a fashion history moment. Famously, Campbell, who is of African-Jamaican descent, has been the

Shalom Harlow

Stephanie Talbot

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Article

Shalom Harlow is a leading model and actress, born in Canada. She started modeling straight out of high school with local bookings, then relocated to Paris and began to accrue high-profile assignments. Her timing was good as she was said to have the era’s “new look,” and quite suddenly her career progressed meteorically. She is known in the industry for her dark hair, flawless skin, and self-assured deportment and became a favorite of design houses Dior, Valentino haute couture, Alberta Ferretti,

Bibliographic guide

Fashion weeks have become a global phenomenon during the twenty-first century, as hundreds of cities around the world organize events in the hope of attracting attention from clients, retailers, and the press. The established capitals of fashion—Paris, New York, London, and Milan—increasingly share the spotlight with Lagos, New Delhi, and São Paolo, among many other cities. Fashion weeks traditionally center on the live showings of designers’ new, seasonal collections. Whereas such shows were onc, Berg Fashion Library

Employment Law Issues in Fashion

Elise M. Bloom and Lee Sporn

Source: Fashion Law. A Guide for Designers, Fashion Executives, and Attorneys, 2nd Edition, 2014, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

This chapter presents an overview of employment law with a focus on particular concerns in the fashion sector. Topics include employment discrimination, wage and hour laws, overtime requirements, uniforms, sweatshop and human rights issues, medical and other types of leave, weight regulations for models, sample clauses in employment agreements, and immigration issues.The following topics, which are related to the field of employment law and may affect fashion-industry employers, are considered ou

Racial Sameness and Racial Difference

Paul Jobling

Source: Advertising Menswear. Masculinity and Fashion in the British Media since 1945, 2014, Berg Fashion Library

Book chapter

Celebrities and Fashion Models: Endorsement and Promotion Agreements

Ted Max

Source: Fashion Law. A Guide for Designers, Fashion Executives, and Attorneys, 2nd Edition, 2014, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

Fashion brands today rely heavily on campaigns featuring celebrities and famous models to augment the profile of their brands and bring attention to their latest fashion and accessory designs. The rise of social media, including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Pinterest has contributed to a heightened impact of celebrities and models as part of advertising and brand building by creating celebrity advocates with whom consumers affiliate and identify closely.Recent studies of advertising to Millenn

The Fashion Dolls, Supermodels, and Celebrities

Judith C. Everett and Kristen K. Swanson

Source: Guide to Producing A Fashion Show, 3rd Edition, 2013, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

Every creative element of theatrical and modern entertainment media is used in a fashion show, which is an event where the latest fashion, fabric, and color trends in apparel and accessories are presented, using live models, to an audience. Certainly an advantage of seeing merchandise in an exciting live presentation is that the audience can become involved. They are not seeing a “representation” of a garment in a photograph or in an advertising illustration, nor are they viewing a garment on a h

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