J.Crew only hires models through modeling agencies, so becoming a J.Crew model requires signing with an agent who has connections to J.Crew. For consideration, the steps may include developing a portfolio, meeting and signing with a popular modeling agent, and having a profile sent to and approved by J.Crew.Continue Reading
Most high-demand agencies require a portfolio because they need to be able to market the model to find work for her. No one knows who they were hiring or how well she can sell clothing without seeing photos first.
Prior modeling experience is also extremely helpful for those searching for work at J.Crew. A new model may have to take classes to gain an understanding of the basics of print or commercial modeling if she has not modeled in the past.
J.Crew uses very thin women and very slim but muscular men to model clothing, so not every model fits the J.Crew demographic, making competition intense and exclusive for this brand. Independent models who are searching for work at J.Crew can email the J.Crew Human Resources Department with their experience, photos and measurement information, but it can take several weeks to receive a response if J.Crew decides to respond at all.Learn more about Career Aspirations