There is a very interesting article about an exhibition at the New York’s Metropolitan Museum which is starting tonight (5/4)The exhibit displays the history of modeling and how it started and how it has progressed. Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Kate Moss and others are slated to appear at the event tonight at the New York Metropolitan Musuem of Art.
The first fashion model is believed to have been Parisian shopgirl Maria Vernet Worth in 1852, who became a 'mannequin' to help her husband, the couturier Charles Frederick Worth. Customers became used to viewing clothes in the hushed salons of the couture houses, where they were modelled by salesgirls who did their own hair and make-up, and were normally of a similar age to the clients, most of whom were in their late twenties and thirties.
For more information about the exhibit (called The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion), check out the Metropolitan Museum website. The exhibit runs from May 6-August 9.
Read more about the event tonight on The Independent.