Father of modeling and the first ever fashion model

Have you ever wondered how modeling came to be, who invented it and who was the first ever model? Many people, even in the modeling industry will be thinking that modeling was actually invented by a woman, but funny enough modeling came to be by a man, a fashion designer., who used his wife to model his wears.

Modeling as a profession was far established in 1853 by Charles Frederick Worth, the “father of haute couture”, when he asked his wife, Marie Vernet Worth, to model the clothes he designed. The term ” house model” was coined to describe this type of work, and Marie Verney Worth is the first ever fashion model.

Until the late 1800s, “modeling was primarily a term (from the middle French word ‘modelle’) used to describe people posing for a portrait.

Marie Vernet Worth, first fashion ‘live’ model, wife of Charles Frederick Worth

At first mannequin were used to display clothes till Charles used his wife Marie.

Marie Vernet Worth, first fashion model!

Funny, the man who created modeling is a fashion designer who also happens to be the first fashion designer to sew his label onto his cloth, by using his wife to model his clothes. The first model is the wife of a fashion designer, no wonder fashion and modeling go hand in hand, because this now proofs it that fashion gave birth to modeling, and the first model was the wife of a fashion designer who made her one, hope you can see the connections here, but most importantly hope this history lesson about fashion and modeling is helpful for you all to see modeling and fashion in a different way, and answers to some questions we keep asking ourselves concerning the way the modeling industries are being run.

Charles Frederick Worth
Marie Vernet Worth and Charles Frederick Worth

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