Who walks shows and who covers magazines is down to the right face and the right management. Launching a model takes marketing, and today, a social media or online following can catapult a career. Charles Clark-Perry, Supa Model Management
’s founder and director, defends the working rights of male models, having founded Supa inspired to close the inequality that appears to favour women in this industry. Interestingly, modelling is one of the few jobs that being a man does not equal earning more money – a feminine face remains a vital symbol of consumption. Whilst gender binary bends and fresh campaigns blossom featuring marginalised faces, who can work is diversifying. But is visibility sufficient activism?