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In the ongoing lawsuit filed against Next model management by three models—Anna Jagodzinska, Karmen Pedaru, and Anna Cywinska—Jezebel has published court documents showing what the models are paid, per job.
While it's long been industry standard to pay around $150 per day for a high-end fashion magazine shoot, it's a fact of modeling life that's not often publicly discussed. Working models make their money from doing commercial work—ad campaigns and catalogs—and rely on editorial to build their book and showcase their versatility. Certain runway shows will pay—many, including Alexander Wang, pay in trade (clothes, bags, shoes)—the bigger and more established and commercial the fashion house, the bigger the paycheck. From the ledger, above, we can see that Vogue pays between $125 and $250, depending on the international edition (France pays less, it seems) and Jagodzinska earned most of her money doing campaigns for Laird & Partners (the creative agency responsible for October's debacle of a new Gap logo), H&M, and Grey Paris.
· Lawsuit reveals what Vogue actually pays its models [Jezebel]