Algorithm Predicts Success of Fashion Models

The job of choosing fashion models to represent a brand has never been easy. When searching through any database of models, a casting director is faced with a choice of thousands for every magazine cover, social event, or runway appearance. Which to choose has become more complex in recent years because social media now plays an important part in any model’s career. And yet some faces quickly become more popular than others. That implies that when faced with the same information — usually things like body size and shape, model agency, previous experience as well as an image of the model — casting directors generally seem to make the same choice. That raises the interesting question: given the same information, could a suitably trained machine make the same choice and…


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