There were no standard physical measurement requirements for a model, and most designers would use women of varying sizes to demonstrate variety in their designs.
With the development of fashion photography, the modelling profession expanded to photo modelling.
Although the difference between modelling and performing is not always clear, appearing in a film or a play is not generally considered to be "modelling".
Types of modelling include: fashion, glamour, fitness, bikini, fine art, body-part, promotional and commercial print models.
Models remained fairly anonymous, and relatively poorly paid, until the late 1950s.
One of the first well-known models was Lisa Fonssagrives, who was very popular in the 1930s.
One of the most popular models during the 1940s was Jinx Falkenburg who was paid per hour, a large sum at the time.
Twiggy, who stood at 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm) with a 32" bust and had a boy's haircut, is credited with changing model ideals.Most models only worked in one market due to different labor laws governing modelling in various countries.In the 1960s, Italy had many fashion houses and fashion magazines but was in dire need of models.Models are featured in a variety of media formats including: books, magazines, films, newspapers, internet and television.Fashion models are sometimes featured in films (Prêt-à-Porter and Looker); reality TV shows (America's Next Top Model and The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency); and music videos ("Freedom!It was during this period that models began to become household names.