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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  • Gabardine

    a durable wool or rayon fabric twilled with oblique ribs on the right side. A firm hard-finish tough fabric (as of wool or rayon)

  • Gaiter

    a cloth or leather leg wrapper getting from the instep to above the ankle or to mid-calf or knee; an ankle-high shoe with elastic gores in the sides; and overshoe with fabric upper

  • Galligaskins

    loose hose or breeches worn out in the 16th and 17th centuries; extremely loose trousers; [Chiefly British] leggings

  • Galosh

    a high overshoe worn particularly in snow and slush

  • Garibaldi

    a woman's blouse imitative from the red shirt worn by the Italian patriot Garibaldi

  • Garnetting

    a mechanical process whereby short cotton fibers and/or other fibers are combed into a detailed orientation and produced into a thin web, which are then covered to create a batting that is generally used as an upholstery material.

  • Garrison cap

    a visor-less folding cap worn out as part of a military uniform [Compare service cap]

  • Garter

    it is a band worn to hold up a stocking or sock; a band worn to hold up a shirt cover

  • Gauntlet

    a glove worn with medieval armor to guard the hand; any of different protective gloves used specially in industry; a dress glove extending over the wrist

  • Gauze

    a thin often obvious fabric used primarily for clothing or draperies.

  • Glamour

    A definition I have seen in many places is, in essence, a photo that focuses attention on the model rather than the model's surroundings, attire, etc. May include full or partial nudity, but nudity is not always an element of glamour.

  • Go-see

    A model's appointment to see a potential client.