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 Sunday, September 15, 2019 in order to secure an audition time. Auditions will take place on October 5th & 6th at Courtyard Marriott Downtown  — 50 W. Broad Street, Greenville, SC, 29601– call time to be determined by GFW. All Models will be notified of their audition time by 9pm on Tuesday, September 24, 2019.

 

#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 and height requirements for the Friday and Saturday Runway Shows. There is no height or size requirement for our boutique show on Wednesday. (see #4 for details), pay a $35 application-processing fee, and complete the official GFW Model Application, including model measurements. Models that do not meet these requirements will not be seen by GFW.

 

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

Female models must be 15 years of age or older.

There is no size of height requirement for our boutique show on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. However, there is a size and height requirement for our Friday and Saturday shows on April 24-25, 2020. 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 Wednesday 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 Tuesday, September 24, 2019 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.

Models will audition on either Saturday or Sunday, October 5th/6th, 2019 between 12:00-6:00pm. 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, March 29, 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, April 22 – April 25, 2020, models are required to be available for the following:

Rehearsals – Tuesday evening, April 21, 2020

Photo-shoot / sponsor campaign – timing may vary.

Runway shows or Fashion Village 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, March 29, 2020

Rehearsal 1: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Fittings – TBD between April 13-20, 2020

 

#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, Emerging Designer(s) initial fitting(s) will be held on Sunday, March 29, 2020, the same day as the model training day and a second fitting on Sunday, April 5, 2020. The location will be the same; time will be determined at a later date and is at the sole discretion of GFW.

If selected, models are required to attend fitting(s) for featured designers, boutiques or sponsors between April 13, 2020 – April 20, 2020. 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 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 2020 GFW Model of the Year. Notification of preliminary finalists will be communicated in November 2019 with interviews being held in December.

 

#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, April 24, 2020 and announced at Saturday’s show on April 25,2020.

Prize package includes:

Scholarship to Millie Lewis Greenville

Photo-shoots with GFW Photographers to build portfolio

Mentoring opportunity with industry leader

Will be the official GFW Brand Ambassador for 2020

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?  

All models selected to participate in a 2020 Greenville Fashion Week will receive one Style Lounge and Fashion Village pass. Pass does not grant access to the Runway Tent. Passes are non-transferrable and may not be exchanged for cash value, nor will they be replaced if lost.

In addition, models will attend a training workshop with industry professionals. Models will also be recognized in the 2020 Greenville Fashion Week program book.

 

#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, Courtyard Marriott, who may offer a preferred rate.

 

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

All models selected to participate in 2020 Greenville Fashion Week will receive one Style Lounge and Fashion Village pass. Pass does not grant access to the Runway Tent. Passes are non-transferrable and may not be exchanged for cash value, nor will it be replaced if lost.

 

#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 2020 Greenville Fashion Week Program

 

Click here for the official Greenville Fashion Week 2020 Model Rules and Regulations. 

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