Fashion Models' Agents

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Fashion models' agents act as liaisons between fashion models and their clients. They match models to jobs according to a particular look the client desires. Agents arrange for promising models to work with professional photographers, stylists, and other fashion consultants in order to enhance the models' appearance and develop their style. Agents promote their models to potential clients.

Agents continually look, or "scout," for new models at conventions and modeling contests. They also work at maintaining existing relationships and developing new ones with clients who may offer modeling jobs. Modeling agencies are found in larger cities throughout the United States and abroad, though the larger agencies maintain multiple international offices.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Serve as liaisons between fashion models and their clients; scout new modeling talent; manage the business affairs of models; set up models that they represent with professional photographers, stylists, and other fashion consultants
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Large cities in the United States, especially New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, and Atlanta; opportunities also exist abroad
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
School Subjects
  • Art
  • Business
  • Family and Consumer Science
Experience Internship or experience as an agent's assistant
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Enterprising
  • Outgoing
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Sales
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Agency Owner, or Fashion Stylist, or Fashion Coordinator
  • Fashion Model Agent
  • Assistant to an Agent

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