When exactly did the world become obsessed with fashion models? The term model comes from a Middle French word, modelle. First originating in 1853, designer Charles Frederick Worth presents the first commercial model. The woman was his wife and her modeling job is to model his haute couture fashion designs. However, the modeling industry doesn’t really begin until much later. In 1960, modeling becomes an official occupation as the world establishes modeling agencies. Models begin to increase in notoriety, then eventually the term supermodel is born. From Naomi Campbell to Kate Moss and Linda Evangelista, the nineties were ruled by fashion and its glamorous models. Who are the top fashion models today? See for yourself. Explore our model rankings. Browse our archives for the latest updates from the industry’s top models. Stay up to date with the newest faces, celebrities and influencers. Find the latest model updates and news now.