Marc Jacobs Responds to Allegations of Non-Payment: 'If Models Don't Want To Work With Us, They Don't Have To'Jenna Sauers3/05/12 3:20pmFiled to: Rag TradeFashionCelebrityRound-upMarc JacobsModel paymodel behaviorsMarc jacobs pay modelsMarc jacobs modelRunway models paytweetFb95EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkMarc Jacobs has responded on Twitter to our story of earlier today covering the fact that the designer does not pay many of the models who work in his New York runway shows, and that he kept a 17-year-old minor working for over 30 hours without paying her a single cent. Jacobs — who is far from the only high-profile New York designer to get models to work for free — says that payment in "trade," or clothes, is standard in fashion and that if models "don't want to work w/ us, they don't have to." [@MarcJacobsIntl] Related: the New Zealand-born supermodel and Australia's Next Top Model judge Charlotte Dawson just called Jacobs a "douche lord" on the Twitters. Developing! [@MsCharlotteD] UPDATE: Hasbrook has responded to the story on her blog.