The following terms and definitions are defined with respect to their use and with respect to latest Modeling and model agencies. All the definitions listed here are written by me, unless other credit is specified. Not everyone will agree with my definitions.

Models Glossary Terms

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  • abac

    a fabric woven as of the hair of camels or goats. A loose sleeveless external garment worn as traditional dress by mens in the Middle East.

  • abaca

    a naturally stirring fiber found in the stem of the abaca plant. A part of the banana family, Musa Textilis. The fiber is moreover called Manila Hemp, and is used widely in the manufacture of marine cordage, abrasive backing papers, tea bags, and other products requiring high tensile strength.

  • Abroad

    Countries and Cities outside of the United States where you can go to do modeling, such as London, Paris, Milan, Tokyo and many other places.

  • Accessories

    Stylish stuffs that you wear to harmonize clothing, such as jewelry, belts, pocketbooks, sun-hats, caps and scarves.

  • acetate

    synthetic material by high-sheen and non-cling properties. Commonly used as a inner garment lining and in women’s undergarments.

  • acrilan

    (trademark) used intended for an acrylic fiber.

  • acrylic fiber

    a quick-drying synthetic textile fiber finished by polymerization of acrylonitrile usually with other monomers.

  • adhesives

    a vital part of the manufacturing process for a variety of apparel applications ranging from applying labels, decorative trim and waterproofing tapes to pioneering solutions like stitchless garment construction.

  • Adult

    Adult in personality and clearly wished-for to sexually rouse the viewer, on the other hand state of undress may be disguised rather than actual. While penetration may be implied or virtual, it is generally not shown in graphic detail. Regularly portrates one or more models secretly.

  • Advance

    An amount of money paid to you by your agent on for an advertising company that desires to reserve you for a job. This is generally paid in advance of your working to make safe of your services mainly if you are in demand as a top model.

  • Advertising

    The practice of using models in action of receiving the word out or letting the public to know about a product or service.

  • Advertising Agency

    The group creates advertising promotion for their clients and selects models for their advertisement for their client’s Commercial and Non Commercial products.

  • afghan

    a blanket or shawl of dyed wool knitted or crocheted in strips or squares.


    American Federation of Television and Radio Artists is an union for actors and models that they set up exact charge for different types of performances and look after the particular model's or actor's rights.

  • Age Range

    The ages of a model can expose generally from 5 to 7 years period.

  • Agency

    A company that perform business activities on behalf of the model, which includes booking jobs and collecting payment for the model for a specific payment generally 15-20% of amount collected from the model.

  • Agency Book

    The book agencies issued to all of their clients to encourage their models. The book includes the comp card for every model corresponds to the agency. Models are regularly required to give a fee to have their comp card printed in the book.

  • Agent

    An individual who works for an agency or the person who does the business activities to book models.

  • aglet

    It is the little plastic or metal protective clothing on the end of shoelaces that keeps the twine from unraveling. This comes from the Latin word acus which means needle. In times past, aglets were typically made of metal though some were glass or stone.

  • aiguillette

    particularly, a shoulder cord worn by designated military aides.

  • alencon

    a fragile needlepoint lace.

  • alpaca

    it is a hair fiber from the Alpaca animal

  • amber

    a changeable color averaging a dark orange yellow.

  • american Upland Cotton

    currently instead of the bulk of the world crop, American Upland fiber runs between 3/4" and 1 1/4"

  • amice

    a liturgical vestment made of an oblong piece of cloth typically of white linen and worn about the neck and shoulders and partly under the alb

  • angora

    Soft elongated hair of the Angora goat, frequently called Mohair. The goat is inhabitant to Anatolia in the Angora province of Turkey but is widely raised today in Texas by western ranchers.

  • angrakha

    a long robe with an irregular opening in the chest area reaching down the knees worn by males in India

  • Art Director

    The artist who fashion outline for poster, ads which shows model's poses.

  • Artist's Model

    This depicts to a model who will pose for an artist which includes an Actor, A Painter, A Sculptor, and A Musician etc. The model might aim for this to reject photographic art, but an artistic photographer might feel it does include photographs. Elucidation of this word would be a good idea when primarily makes contact with a model or photographer.

  • Artistic Nude

    A kind of photograph in which a model shows to be naked or partially naked, where the purpose of the image is creative appearance Not fashionable of other photograph types.

  • Assignment

    This is the similar activity as a booking or modeling job where a particular model is paid for services performed in means of runway, print, trade shows and other varieties of services related with modeling.

  • Audition

    This is an assessment performance which is performed to show the casting directors how well you are qualified for the modeling job.