The Dynamics of Professional Prestige in Fashion Industries of Europe and the US: Network Approach
Career trajectories of fashion models have different outcomes and depend on every project (photoshoot, catwalk etc.) where they do participate. In this field, it is common practice that there are choices between salary and symbolic capital as recognition and new connections in the world of fashion and art which they can acquire after collaboration with brands or journals. From this, it follows that present affiliation influences their future career path, so they exchange among themselves their level of prestige. In this paper we use longitudinal data on cover photoshoots in fashion and lifestyle magazines from 1975 to 2016 to see, how journals and fashion models occupy positions in this field and how their prestige transforms at different time periods according to cultural and economic mechanisms.