You can be all about the art but you can be all about the commerce, too. The Money List rankings consist of models about their business, racking up as many commercial clients as they can. Who are the power clients? Brands like Chanel, Estée Lauder and Maybelline have the beauty/fragrance contracts and endorsement deals that have long term payouts. Even the case of a clothing company like Louis Vuitton is considered if they’re willing to pay a model a high-figure sum.
The List is Split into 3 Categories:
A-Listers: It’s all about longevity, for these models that have dominated the industry gathering luxury, beauty, and commercial clients combined. These are the models that have continuously secured multiple contracts with brands as varied as Saint Laurent, Ralph Lauren and more. To simply put it, they are the blueprint to understanding modeling as a business.
Beauty Contracts: These models are earning high figures from their beauty contracts and partnerships with makeup, skincare, and fragrance clients like Chanel, Dior, Givenchy, Hermes, Jean Paul Gaultier, and more.
High Earners: These models are the high earners of their generation, with high profile money clients like Victoria’s Secret, H&M, Zara, and much more. Models in this section repeatedly book an extensive amount of lookbooks and campaigns from luxury, beauty, and commercial clients combined.