MODEL FAQ

#1 HOW DO I APPLY TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE 2020 GREENVILLE FASHION WEEK® (GFW) MODEL AUDITION?

 

There are three easy steps to apply. Complete the online application.Upload headshot and full body image within application.

Pay the $35 application processing fee.

*Please note that your application will not be reviewed until the online payment is completed. 

 

 

#2 WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING MODEL APPLICATIONS?  

 

Entries must be received no later than 8 p.m. (EST) on May 10, 2021 in order to secure an audition time. Auditions will take place on Sunday, May 16, 2021– call time to be determined by GFW. All Models will be notified of their audition time by 9pm on May 12, 2021.

 

#3 WHAT IF I MISS THE DEADLINE TO APPLY? AM I STILL ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND AUDITIONS?

 

To secure an audition, models MUST submit an online application by the deadline outlined above. Video submissions will NOT be accepted.Models must meet the age requirement (15+) and height requirements for Designer shows.  There is no height or size requirement for our boutique show. (see #4 for details), pay a $35 application-processing fee, and complete the official GFW Model Application, including model measurements. 

 

#4 WHAT REQUIREMENTS MUST A MODEL POSSESS TO BE CONSIDERED?

 

Female models must be 15 years of age or older. There is no size or height requirement for our boutique show. However, there is a size and height requirement for our designer shows. Females must meet the requirement of 5’6” tall* without shoes. No braces or visible tattoos. Must be size 0-8 with limited model spaces available for size 6-8.

*All tattoos MUST be covered at all times. Please note that you are responsible for covering all tattoos for any GFW events yourself.

Male models must be 15 years of age or older and meet the minimum height requirement of 5’10” tall* without shoes. No braces or visible tattoos. There is no male height requirement for our boutique show. 

Eligible applicants who are under 18 years old must have parent or legal guardian’s permission to apply, and must be at the audition to sign a waiver or model will not be permitted to audition.

NOTE: *Height will be checked at registration. The application fee is nonrefundable.

 

#5 HOW DO I PREPARE FOR AUDITIONS?

All models are required to bring a 5×7 color headshot and 5×7 full body shot to the auditions along with a 5×7 swimsuit photo should you elect to audition for swim.Practice your walk, poses, and presentation!

 

#6 IF I AM SELECTED FOR AN AUDITION, WHEN/HOW WILL I BE NOTIFIED?

All applicants will be notified via email*, no later than 9:00pm on May 12, 2021 if selected to attend auditions. The email confirmation will include: date, time, location and assigned time to register. Audition times are at the sole discretion of Greenville Fashion Week. Times could vary based on number of applicants.

*All GFW correspondence is done via e-mail. Be sure the email address on your application is correct otherwise you will NOT receive information from GFW.

 

#7 IF SELECTED AS A GFW MODEL, WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?

All models are required to attend the Model Training Workshop – Sunday, June 6, 2020.  Attendance to all fittings, rehearsals, designer and boutique go-sees, as well as week of the event if selected for a photo-shoot, special event, or runway show, are required.

 

The week of Greenville Fashion Week, August 12 – 15, 2021, models are required to be available for the following:

Rehearsals – Wednesday evening, August 11, 2021 

Photo-shoot / sponsor campaign – timing may vary

Runway shows or presentations – as early as 3:00 p.m. to as late as 11:00 p.m

 

#8 WHERE WILL THE GFW MODEL TRAINING WORKSHOP, FITTINGS AND REHEARSALS BE HELD? WHAT DATES AND WHAT TIMES?

All events will take place in Greenville, South Carolina. Exact location and time will be sent to models via e-mail at a later date. Time-blocks are assigned by and at the sole discretion of GFW. Mark your calendar NOW for the following:

Workshop: Sunday, June 6, 2021

Rehearsal 1: Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Fittings – TBD between August 2-7, 2021 

 

#9 WHAT IS THE MODEL SELECTION PROCESS?  

Models are presented to Emerging Designers and Featured Designers, boutiques, and sponsors for initial selection. Final selections are at the sole discretion of GFW and based on production and overall event need. Here are more details for each:

If selected, models are required to attend fitting(s) for featured designers, boutiques or sponsors. Day/time is at the sole discretion of GFW. Models cast for more than one show and/or event are required to attend each go-see and/or fitting. Final fittings will take place as needed and are managed by GFW pending the overall production/event schedule.

TIP: Mark your calendar in advance with the dates above (#8) to ensure you are available. GFW, designers, boutiques and/or sponsors will NOT work around your schedule. 

 

#10 HOW ARE TOP MODELS SELECTED TO COMPETE IN ROCK THAT RUNWAY MODEL COMPETITION FOR 2020 GFW MODEL OF THE YEAR?  

Selection for Rock THAT Runway Model Competition is based on industry criteria by a model panel of experts. Read the Rules and Regulations for specifics. Twelve Top Models will be selected to compete for the coveted title of 2021 GFW Model of the Year. Notification of preliminary finalists will be communicated in May 2021 with interviews being held in June.

 

 

#11 WHAT DOES THE 2020 GFW MODEL OF THE YEAR RECEIVE?

 

The Winner will be selected by a panel of expert judges after competing on the runway Friday, August 13, 2021 and announced at Saturday’s show on August 12, 2021.

Prize package includes:

Photo-shoots with GFW Photographers to build portfolio

Mentoring opportunity with industry leader

Will be the official GFW Brand Ambassador for 2021

Gift Basket

Assistance getting signed with a major agency

NOTE: *Additional prizes may be announced at a later date.

 

#12 ARE MODELS WHO ARE SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN GREENVILLE FASHION WEEK COMPENSATED?  

Models will attend a training workshop with industry professionals. Models will also be recognized in the 2021 Greenville Fashion Week program book- no other compensation. 

 

#13 ARE THERE ANY FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS TO PARTICIPATE AS A MODEL?   

GFW requires a processing fee of $35 to apply.  All models are also responsible for any and all costs associated with auditions, rehearsals, go-sees or fittings, and the week of the event including all transportation to/from Greenville, meals, lodging, and parking fees.

 

#14 IF SELECTED FOR A SPECIAL EVENT, PHOTOSHOOT, OR RUNWAY SHOW, WILL TRAVEL TO/FROM GREENVILLE AND ACCOMMODATIONS BE COVERED?

All models are responsible for travel to/from Greenville and lodging the week of GFW. Visit the GFW website for hotel partners and our host hotel, who may offer a preferred rate.

 

#15 WILL I RECEIVE A TICKET TO THE EVENT AS A GFW MODEL?

 

Models do not receive a ticket to GFW.

 

#16 ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL INCENTIVES FOR BEING A MODEL AT GREENVILLE FASHION WEEK?

All models selected to participate in the 2020 Greenville Fashion Week runway show, special event, or photo-shoot will receive the following: Visibility to local and national fashion industry leaders, stylists, bloggers, and media. Recognition in the 2021 Greenville Fashion Week Program.