The "Skinny" in Modeling

By cmahne
  • Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe
    Marilyn Monroe was considered the top model of the 1950's. There is controversy over her actualy size and measurements but most sources say she was a size 14, with measurments of 35-22-35 and 5 foot 5 inches. Although she was a reported size 14, at the time the sizing of clothing was alot smaller so it is difficult to compare a size 14 of the 1950's to a size 14 now.
  • Period: to

    The Skinny on modeling

    The eveolution of modeling.
  • Twiggy

    In the 1960's the typical model weighed 8 % less than the average women of the time. Twiggy a young model from the UK changed the world of modeling, changing the way the body was seen. Twiggy weighed 91 pounds and was 5 foot 7 in tall. Her measurments were 32-23-32.
  • Cheryl Tiegs

    Cheryl Tiegs
    This was the era of the Supermodel. The ideal body image started to change from a valuptuous look to a more toned one. This is when models like Janice Dickenson, Claudia Schiffer and Cheryl Tiegs burst onto the modeling scene. Cheryl Tiegs measurments came in at 34-24-34 at 5 foot 10 inches tall and weighed 123 lbs.
  • Cindy Crawford

    Cindy Crawford
    Stands at 5 foot 10 inches tell and her measurments are 34-26-35. One of the top models of the 1980s who wore a size 6 dress and a size 10 in the UK.
  • Brinkley, Crawford and Campbell

    Brinkley, Crawford and Campbell
    At the height of their careers models like Christie Brinkley and Cindy Crawford were a size 6. This is when models Kate moss and Naomi Campbell also popped onto the scene. Naomi campbells measurements came in at 34-26-35 at this time. In 1992 the average women weighed about 132 pounds while models weighed aroudn 120 pounds. This is still only an 8% difference, the same as in the 1960's
  • A shift in modeling

    A shift in modeling
    For models i the 2000's these are the following meaurments that are acceptable for a model
    Height: 5'9-5'10 in
    Weight: 108 lbs-130 lbs.
    Dress Size- 6-8
    For the fall fashion season of 2003 you can see a shift of what they are looking for in models. They want tall and thin around 5'9 to 5'10 inches tall, a size 2-4 dress size but would LOVE a size 0.
    For Fall 2003
  • Karlie Kloss

    Karlie Kloss
    Karlie Kloss is chosen by Vogue as their Top Model. She comes in at 5 foot 11 and weighs 121 pounds. She has measurments of 32-23-34 and wears a dress size 4.
  • Today

    Today the average model weighs 108 pounds standing at least 5 feet 8 inches tall with measurments of 34-24-34. While the avrage women who is 5 foot 8 inches tall weighs between 126-139 pounds (small frame) to 146-167 pounds(with a larger frame). This causes a huge discrepency of what a realistic women looks like compared to the likes of todays models.