Design & Style

What Is a Catwalk? The Basics of Catwalk Modeling

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Dec 14, 2022 • 3 min read

From New York Fashion Week to local runway shows, the catwalk serves both a functional and symbolic purpose. This long, thin stage allows models to show off designers’ clothes in motion, all while doubling as a societal emblem of glitz, glamor, and chic couture. Learn more about what a catwalk is and why it proves useful for fashion shows.