Stunning black and white portraits show models from the 1950s who learn how to control the catwalk

Beautiful retro photos offer a look behind the scenes of the famous Gaby Young Agency in the fifties and sixties.

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The incredible images show a model that teaches the right way to walk in 1965 with her belly in it and pelvis forward.

Elsewhere, a young hopeful is seen by Gaby Young herself in 1950, while Young and her secretary are depicted with busy telephones that don't seem to ring.

Fifty years ago, modeling turned out to be a sought-after profession, when one phone call came to the West End office at that time.

Charm School. 1965: beautiful retro photos offer a look behind the scenes of the famous Gaby Young Agency in the fifties and sixties

Charm School. 1965: beautiful retro photos offer a look behind the scenes of the famous Gaby Young Agency in the fifties and sixties

One Call a Minute spends the whole day in the West End office of the Gaby Young Mannequin Agency. Gaby sees itself processing a request

One Call a Minute spends the whole day in the West End office of the Gaby Young Mannequin Agency. Gaby sees itself processing a request

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One Call a Minute spends the whole day in the West End office of the Gaby Young Mannequin Agency. Gaby sees itself processing a request

Other striking photos show Gaby Young modeling a Reveille jacket in 1951 and one of the Gaby Young models walking Regent Street on her way to work.

Meanwhile, a model student practiced the sitting position she learned the previous week, with her hands neatly on her knee and legs on the other side.

The remarkable photos reveal the inner workings of one of the best modeling agencies in the UK in the fifties and sixties.

Models learn from experts as they take notes on how to pose in stunning black-and-white photos

Models learn from experts as they take notes on how to pose in stunning black-and-white photos

Models learn from experts as they take notes on how to pose in stunning black-and-white photos

Pictured: an appointment schedule is checked during the conversation at Gaby Young by Elizabeth Chantler in 1950

Pictured: an appointment schedule is checked during the conversation at Gaby Young by Elizabeth Chantler in 1950

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Pictured: an appointment schedule is checked during the conversation at Gaby Young by Elizabeth Chantler in 1950

Members of the UK Export Group of Mantle and Manufacturers Manufacturing Group presented a parade of bespoke English jackets and suits at the Grosvenor Hotel Ballroom, Park Lane

Members of the UK Export Group of Mantle and Manufacturers Manufacturing Group presented a parade of bespoke English jackets and suits at the Grosvenor Hotel Ballroom, Park Lane

Members of the UK Export Group of Mantle and Manufacturers Manufacturing Group presented a parade of bespoke English jackets and suits at the Grosvenor Hotel Ballroom, Park Lane

On the photo: Charm School - in 1965 a model learns how to get out of a car with her knees

On the photo: Charm School - in 1965 a model learns how to get out of a car with her knees

On the photo: Charm School – in 1965 a model learns how to get out of a car with her knees

New school for photographic models: Mr. Archie Parker and his wife - both photographers - opened a new school for photographic models - at 5, Sloane Square, Knightsbridge, where you could first learn from a photographer how to become a photographic model
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New school for photographic models: Mr. Archie Parker and his wife - both photographers - opened a new school for photographic models - at 5, Sloane Square, Knightsbridge, where you could first learn from a photographer how to become a photographic model

New school for photographic models: Mr. Archie Parker and his wife – both photographers – opened a new school for photographic models – at 5, Sloane Square, Knightsbridge, where you could first learn from a photographer how to become a photographic model

The Gaby Young Agency was originally known as the Gaby Young Mannequin Agency, because models were called mannequins at the time.

Gaby Young-MacKinnon started as one of Christian Dior's muse and house models and later started her own studio in Mallorca, Spain.

Gaby appeared on the cover of a series of magazines, including Vogue, and ran for a series of designer names.

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Her desk was coveted by aspiring models and taught them how to walk a catwalk, make a three-point turn, take off their coat or jacket during a walk, and the car in a & # 39; lady-like way & # 39; – leaving knees & # 39; pressed tightly together & # 39 ;.

First-class models attended Gaby's three-week course before they were deregistered and passed on to a photographer where they would see if they could get a job.

Daphne Selfe, who is still modeling at the age of 92, told in her eBook how these lessons were invaluable – but how she was forced to & # 39; on the job & # 39; learn how to ward off employee advances.

One of the Gaby Young girls walking along Regent Street on her way to work. Matron and Teenager, Mrs Eve Neil and Marianne Burwood walk down Regent Street on their way to an assignment in 1950

One of the Gaby Young girls walking along Regent Street on her way to work. Matron and Teenager, Mrs Eve Neil and Marianne Burwood walk down Regent Street on their way to an assignment in 1950

One of the Gaby Young girls walking along Regent Street on her way to work. Matron and Teenager, Mrs Eve Neil and Marianne Burwood walk down Regent Street on their way to an assignment in 1950

Child models are also on Gaby's list. Lynn Cameron's engagements are made by her mother Carla in 1950
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Child models are also on Gaby's list. Lynn Cameron's engagements are made by her mother Carla in 1950

Child models are also on Gaby's list. Lynn Cameron's engagements are made by her mother Carla in 1950

Model & # 39; Pam & # 39; teaches the & # 39; correct way & # 39; to walk - with belly in and pelvis forward

Model & # 39; Pam & # 39; teaches the & # 39; correct way & # 39; to walk - with belly in and pelvis forward

Model & # 39; Pam & # 39; teaches the & # 39; correct way & # 39; to walk – with belly in and pelvis forward

Gaby Young interviews Pat Turner who wants to start modeling and asks her to walk up and down

Gaby Young interviews Pat Turner who wants to start modeling and asks her to walk up and down

Gaby Young interviews Pat Turner who wants to start modeling and asks her to walk up and down

Hilda Christian and Pat Turner (left) are being interviewed by Gaby Young and want to start modeling. 1950.

Hilda Christian and Pat Turner (left) are being interviewed by Gaby Young and want to start modeling. 1950.

Hilda Christian and Pat Turner (left) are being interviewed by Gaby Young and want to start modeling. 1950.

She interviews two girls who want to be models and hires them in these cases. Not that they are quite right at the moment, Gaby Young can immediately see if a girl has possibilities and the rest will hit them in or out by training. The girls L-R Pat Turner and Hilda Christian. 1950

She interviews two girls who want to be models and hires them in these cases. Not that they are quite right at the moment, Gaby Young can immediately see if a girl has possibilities and the rest will hit them in or out by training. The girls L-R Pat Turner and Hilda Christian. 1950

She interviews two girls who want to be models and hires them in these cases. Not that they are quite right at the moment, Gaby Young can immediately see if a girl has possibilities and the rest will hit them in or out by training. The girls L-R Pat Turner and Hilda Christian. 1950

A modeling student is practicing the sitting position she learned last week - hands neatly clamped on the knee, legs on the other side. 1965.
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A modeling student is practicing the sitting position she learned last week - hands neatly clamped on the knee, legs on the other side. 1965.

A modeling student is practicing the sitting position she learned last week – hands neatly clamped on the knee, legs on the other side. 1965.

Miss Gaby Young, in a satin evening dress with a velvet stole. Zircon jewelry in earrings and necklace, seen during the premiere last night. October 13, 1950.

Miss Gaby Young, in a satin evening dress with a velvet stole. Zircon jewelry in earrings and necklace, seen during the premiere last night. October 13, 1950.

Miss Gaby Young, in a satin evening dress with a velvet stole. Zircon jewelry in earrings and necklace, seen during the premiere last night. October 13, 1950.

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