It all started during 1860 when a Paris based designer used live models for the first time to demonstrate his collection, from then, the fashion show has started evolving and reached to other countries as well. From 1960 onwards, the catwalk became more creative and popular. The purpose of catwalk or runway walk is to show off designer’s collection in motion; as model walk on the narrow platform, they enable audience to see how the clothes look in motion. Over the period of time, fashion shows became more glamor and chicer, style of catwalk and runway, top models and designers along with creative staff and theme, fashion brands, presence of celebrities, fashion collections and luxury etc. have made the fashion shows all the more attractive and dream of many emerging fashion professionals. Fashion modelling as a profession is a dream and has become world’s most sought-after career for many around the world, many have succeeded in it and many are struggling to be succeed, though becoming a top model is an extremely challenging and toughest job, modelling is an art, everyone can’t afford it, but many are aspired due to the fame, luxury and high earnings in the modelling field. This article depicts few of the top fashion models or queens of catwalk.
The list of famous or top models is long, there are many, therefore, in this article I have written about randomly few! If we go in the recent history, few of the iconic models are Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Gisele Bundchen, Miranda Kerr, Gigi Hadid, Jourdan Dunn, Karlie Kloss, Coco Rocha, Hailey Bieber and more.
From United States, highest paid supermodel in the world! Her annual income is estimated around $45 million. Kendall Jenner is a supermodel and also a reality star, appeared in “Keeping Up with The Kardashians” show, cover of Love and many other international Vogue editions. She is also a model of Victoria’s Secret, other brand endorsements are Chanel, Fendi, Balmain, Marc Jacobs, L’Oreal, Gucci, Victoria Beckham, Versace, Calvin Klein. She is a younger half-sister of Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian; her sister Kylie Jenner is also a famous model.
The Brazilian supermodel, she is one of the highest-paid models in the world, annual income estimated around $40 million, Gisele has appeared on more than 1200 magazine covers. Gisele Bundchen, along with supermodel, is also a global environmentalist, best-selling author and philanthropist, she is a goodwill ambassador of UN Environment Programme. Her brand endorsements are Chanel, Carolina Herrera, she is the face of Victoria’s Secret, Christian Dior, Valentino, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton.
From United States. Brand endorsements are Chanel, Prada, Coach, Burberry, Stella McCartney, Chloe, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Saint Laurent, Versace, Alexander McQueen, Fendi, Max Mara, Valentino, Miu Miu, Tom Ford, J.W. Anderson, Moncler, Sacai, Moncler, Givenchy. Kaia Gerber has won the British Fashion Award’s Model of the Year in 2018. Kaia is the daughter of former supermodel Cindy Crawford.
She is an English model, best known for being a model of Angels, a brand of Victoria’s Secret. Besides modelling, Rosie Huntington Whitely has acted in the film Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Mad Max: Fury Road. Her annual income is estimated around $30 million, her brands endorsement portfolio includes Burberry, Karen Miller, Abercrombie & Fitch, Victoria’s Secret Angel, Tiffany & Co., Marks & Spencer, Hunza G.
She is an English model, actress and singer. She appeared in advertisements for brands such as Burberry, DKNY, Rimmel, Saint Laurent, Tag Heuer and movies such as Anna Karenina, Suicide Squad, Paper Towns. Cara Delevingne has been in talk due to her frequent hair styles! Her annual income is estimated to around $28 million. Her brands endorsement portfolio consists Michael Kors, Chanel, Fendi, Tag Heuer, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, YSL, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana.
Fashion modelling or catwalk is a very challenging profession, it’s a short career, one would get brand endorsements as long as the model is of certain age, looks young and beautiful and suitable for brands. It’s a tough competition and to survive in this industry, one need to take lot of mental and physical stress. I wish all the best to all those aspiring for a modelling as a career profession.