Difference between Fashion Show and Beauty Pageant

Key Difference: A Fashion Show is a show for a fashion designer to show off his or her new collection of fashion designs. A Beauty Pageant, on the other hand, is completely different. It is a competition which usually pits female contestants against each other.

A Fashion Show and a Beauty Pageant are two completely different things. Sure, they both have beautiful women (sometimes men) parading around in various different outfits, but the reason behind the parading is what differentiates the two.

A Fashion Show is a show for a fashion designer to show off his or her new collection of fashion designs. The event usually takes place during Fashion Week, and often showcases the designer’s upcoming line of clothing for the next season. The seasons are usually divided into the Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter seasons. The famous and popular designers usually have a show for each season.

In the show, the clothes are modeled by models, show walk the catwalk wearing the latest designs. There are two main influential fashion weeks: the Paris Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week. The Milan and London Fashion Weeks are also quite influential. Each brand or designer will have their own fashion show, such as the GAP Fashion Show, Victoria Secret Fashion Show, or Gucci Fashion Show, etc.

A Beauty Pageant, on the other hand, is completely different. It is a competition which usually pits female contestants against each other. The main competition is based on beauty, but will also include aspects of personality, intelligence, talent, and answers to judges' questions. The judges will judge the contestants on this basis and will announce a winner at the end.

Depending on the pageant, the winner will get a crown, the title of the pageant and might get a monetary award or a scholarship. The Beauty Pageant usually occurs on a annul basis. The two most famous pageants are the Miss World pageant and the Miss Universe pageant. Each country or brand may have their own pageant. Children's beauty pageants are also growing in popularity.

A Beauty Pageant contestant might aspire to be a Fashion Show model, and might even get a chance to be once she is discovered on the pageant. However, a Fashion Show model will rarely want to or will enter a Beauty Pageant as she has already made a career out of her beauty. She needs not win a competition to prove that she is beautiful.

Comparison between Fashion Show and Beauty Pageant:

 

Fashion Show

Beauty Pageant

Purpose

For a fashion designer to show off his or her new collection of fashion designs.

A beauty pageant is a competition.

Occurrence

Semi-annul

Annul

Incorporates

Models and fashion designers

Contestants and judges.

Gender

Can incorporate only female models, only male models, or both male and female models. Depends on who does the designer design clothes for.

In gender specific. Might be a male beauty pageant or female beauty pageant.

Image Courtesy: catchwhat.info, feministing.com

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