Fashion Models' Agents

Fashion models' agents act as liaison 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.


Quick Facts
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
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Larger cities throughout the United States, especially New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, and Atlanta; opportunities are also available abroad
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • Art
  • Business
  • Family and Consumer Science
Experience Internship or experience as an agent's assistant
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Sales
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Enterprising
  • Outgoing
Licensure/Certification Required
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Agency Owner, or Fashion Stylist, or Fashion Coordinator
  • Fashion Model Agent
  • Assistant to an Agent