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What are the dimensions of a fashion runway?

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A typical fashion runway is 4 feet wide and 2/3 the length of the room. However, dimensions vary depending upon designers' preferences, clothing styles, the number of models, the setting and the overall vision for the show.

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What are the dimensions of a fashion runway?
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Some clothing lines require wider runways. For example, models in gowns are often not able to pass each other comfortably on a stage that is only 4 feet wide. Wedding and prom fashions are often presented on runways that are 8 feet wide.

The classic version of a runway is a slightly raised "T" shape. A black or customized backdrop typically appears at the beginning of the runway. Circular, square and "I-shaped" runways are also common.

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