Entries tagged with “modeling industry”.


Today’s professional model must have a larger variety of technical skills than ever before. That’s because today’s model has an array of opportunities facing her. Here’s a brief look at what modeling was like in the past several decades.

The 60s: The sixties ushered in the end of the hat & glove era. Models wore go-go boots, micro-minis and long fake eyelashes. Twiggy was the supermodel of the day.

The 70s: The seventies was a time when women explored new freedoms. Charlie’s Angels rule prime time and the models of the day were athletic looking natural beauties with long flowing hair.

The 80s: The eighties was the “ME” decade and Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren wanted to dress us. Amazon-like models such as Paulina and, near the end of the decade, Linda Evangelista wore big shoulder pads as the country watched “Dynasty” on Wednesday nights.

The 90s: The nineties roared in to the tune of the waif, and real women everywhere showed they prefer real-looking models by boycotting the fashions. As the decade matured, styles continued to churn and re-invent themselves.

Today, models don’t need to fit into a particular look or type. Along with the structure of modeling, the models themselves have taken on many looks. Remember, if you like what you see here, you’ll love it in our world.

The modeling and acting industry is known to hire the best of the best. 100s of people try out for the one role available. But in the end, those that make it say it’s all worth the effort!

At Barbizon, we want to know what you believe will help set you apart from others and how you have or will plan to try to get your name out there?