In last week’s ‘Need to know’ we took a peak at how modelling works. This week we’re taking a different tangent: how much models get paid. Take what Vogue pays models for instance: a whopping $125. No, there’s no typo there. Yes, it’s a little amount. But forsake such work and the big bucks won’t come in: the ad campaigns, which can bring in 5 to 6 figure sums. Jezebel has a look at the US figures, while Isaac Likes points out that income is even more punitive in small economies, such as New Zealand. You can see a list of some of model Anna Jagodzinska’s earnings below.

what models get paid

Got your Gilt invite yet? If you haven’t, do so now. And then prepare yourself for the decline of a saturated market. Or not so much a decline, but the evolution of the ‘flash sale’ model into something more akin to a traditional discount website. Hence Gilt are opening a ‘traditional’ men’s online store.

Copyright protect for clothing doesn’t usually garner all that much attention in the press, but it’s coming. It’s designed to protect fashion designers from having their work copied, and it’s going to be controversial.

Finally, Miranda Kerr’s pregnancy has been confirmed as temporarily reducing the model’s role for David Jones’ marketing campaign. The Australian department store chain will instead turn to Nicole Trunfio until Kerr returns for the spring 2011 campaign.

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