The Who’s Who of Famous Petite Runway Fashion Models Now

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Prior to the 1960s, print and runway fashion models were iconic famous petite actresses, like Marilyn Monroe. However, during the ’60s era, the British petite fashion model Twiggy 5’4″ changed the look of runway models.

Like no other petite models, Twiggy’s look influenced fashion. She isn’t a famous petite actress. Twiggy is the original petite model who reaches supermodel status.

The iconic 60s supermodel is the first petite fashion runway supermodel of all time. Notably, Twiggy is the waif model that started the trend away from shapely actresses.

Petite fashion model Twiggy represents the 60s generation’s most famous supermodels on the runway. Her look leads the trend away from petite models. As opposed to opening doors for petite models on the runways, they are slammed shut.

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Petite size models Twiggy, Kate Moss, and Devon Aoki

Twiggy is the shortest runway model to attain supermodel status. Looking through Twiggy’s photo archives her waif look created an illusion of height. She looked taller than 5’4″ in heels. Twiggy did not look short in photos, nor did she on the runway.

Twiggy carried herself with a confident style. She was light on her toes. As she pranced down the fashion runways oozing glamourous petite style!

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Petite Size Models Twiggy and Marilyn Monroe

For twenty years waif model Kate Moss 5’6″ who is “not petite.” She is “middle height.” Moss works steadily as a runway and print model.

Now one of the famous shortest runway models is Devon Aoki. She is 5’3″. Aoki’s modeled for famous designer houses such as; Chanel, Fendi, Givenchy, and Calvin Klein.

Petite size model Devon Aoki famously quoted, “I think it’s important that there is a change, especially in fashion. I’m pleased to be a part of a ‘new breed of models who perhaps don’t exactly fit the status quo.” She is perfectly aligned with the Bella Petites mantra!

Despite successful petite models, Twiggy, Kate Moss, Devon Aoki, and Marilyn Monroe the fashion standards portray heightism.

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Written By: Ann Lauren

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29 thoughts on “The Who’s Who of Famous Petite Runway Fashion Models Now”

  1. i dont get the point why should models be tall! there are real good short models exspecialy in my city, i’m one of them and short models are can do better then tall models…

    1. I I gree with you the fashion need to stop discrimination on beautiful women under 5’4 no reason why they don’t deserve the runway walk

  2. the industry is pretty cut throat but shorter models have a greater advantage and more opportunity than your 5’7 and up model. me being a 5’3 model ii can do print i can do movies i can do music videos commercial and many more things it does sadden me that i might not ever get the chance to be a high fashion model but have done run way being only 5’3 i do agree that shorter models do indeed walk better on runway

  3. I read a lot of interesting articles here. Probably you spend a lot of time writing and it shows that is why I come back to you everyday!

  4. Height isn’t all that. In my mind, beauty and brains is going to be the next top thing. Who doesn’t love a girl who is flawless on the outside but also has a bit of class and brains on the inside. I mean, basically every guy loves a killer body, but they also love a smart ass personality.

    I would love to be known to the world for the shortest model ( 5’0″) but instead I want to be known for the world greatest Orthopedic surgeon.

  5. I think shorter models walk perfect in the runway than the taller they should be given a chance to participate also on the runway.

  6. I am 4′ 10″ and i still have the great body shape, the cute features, and all the stuff a model has. I just dont get any opportunities because of my height.

  7. this actually annoys me so much i mean there are so many beautiful woman out there who would be amazing runway models but they dont get the chances to do it because they are short! what are we trying to tell the younger generation that if you do not look the a certain way that you are not pretty that if your short you wont be able to get career in high end fashion?!?!!?

    xoxo -Izzy

  8. I’m only 5’2 and a half to 5’3 and I have been told that I’m way to short to model. You have to be at least 5’7. Oh well. I still love being short. It really puts down a lot of people though. What has this generation come to?

  9. Im only 5’2 and truly believe that if I was at least 5’8 I could be a model, which is my dream. Oh well, maybe someday petite models will be recognized…

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