Alexandria, Virginia, US
Height matters in the fashion industry because the people who pay the bills say it does.
They ultimately pay the bills, and the client is always right.
Agencies who want to supply models to the clientele need to take their wishes into account.
Photographers who want to work for these clients also need to develop a portfolio that shows their work with models of the sort that the client would want to use.
So its simple really - follow the money.
Feb 05 13 07:35 am Link
Jacksonville, Florida, US
"Why Does Height Matter?"
At least a century of marketing research indicates a human preference for head height to overall body height as well as "sample dress size". The range of those height ratios for overall heights of 5'9"-to-5'11" (for females) in printed images and runway shows has also been researched and shown to sell the most product.
The height ratio range (above) seems to be a human species genetic imprint similar to the "Golden Rectangle" ratio preference.
That ratio preference does not seem to apply to glamour and celebrity modeling.
Feb 05 13 02:31 pm Link
Rancho Cucamonga, California, US
Samantha Schiumo wrote:
Height matters because of the cut, shape, style of the dress. Im not going to fit well in this...though it was fun to do that shoot and a fantastic experience, the dress was dragging the ground , as you can see. The right side of the dress is puckering at the shoulder as well. It worked well for print work but if that were a runway, boy would I be in a mess!
Feb 07 13 03:25 pm Link
Tampa, Florida, US
I agree with the OP. The modeling world is unreasonably strict. Instead of only a select few, every pretty girl who is 5'0 and taller should be allowed to model.
But then the ugly, 4'10" girls would be complaining. Hmm...ok, they can model too.
Feb 07 13 03:36 pm Link
Albuquerque, New Mexico, US
Feb 07 13 03:37 pm Link
Englishtown, New Jersey, US
WOW my post is old...I get it/got it
Feb 07 13 05:48 pm Link
New York, New York, US
Large bill boards that walk....lol
Feb 07 13 07:53 pm Link
Greenville, South Carolina, US
Depends on the agency. I have known a few girls to get signed on at 5'7 but they had very interesting looks. The point of a models height is often times to showcase clothes... They tend to look more flattering on a taller figure!
Feb 12 13 03:01 pm Link