THE HEIGHT AND THE MEASURES TO BE A MODEL
One of the questions we sent more frequently (perhaps 50% of the letters we receive on the theme ‘to be a model’ is the height. Take advantage of a new encounter with Federico, director of scouting at The Lab Models in Milan, and turn the most classic of questions related to it. Here’s what he replied:
Height. Everyone tells me I’m beautiful, I have the right face, that I have everything that I need to be a model but they are not very high … what do I do? There is a rule in the fashion world, tied up, which must go from ‘1.75 1 .80 and then you can easily do the model (if you have any requirements, clearly the height alone is not enough). The measures, especially the hips which are usually a maximum of 90 cm, the life that is to come as close as possible to 60 cm, instead of the breast does not matter. More than anything else lists their model more on the editorial or more on trade. But I told you that these measures are fairly fixed and strict. If you’re a wonderful girl of 1.70 … also the discourse of ‘wonderful’ is a subjective discourse. It does not matter that you tell all your friends that you’re beautiful, or boyfriend, or my mom.
Unfortunately, what matters is the professional point of view. As they have done in the past a lot of girls, it is important that if they send Polaroids honestly specify the height, also to avoid coming to Milan for nothing, to avoid unnecessary expenses.
Then we have a model 172/173 cm that is the one that works for most of us, that made the campaign Antimissile, Sisters of Italy … it’s beautiful, perfect, perfectly proportioned and has physical, when you see in the picture would you say that is high 1.78.
To see the person that is a little smaller, but it is so beautiful and unique that the height can overshadow. Anyway, the height also blocks her for so many things, the limits in the market where you can not do certain jobs or parades, but otherwise works very much.