How Is Israel's Ban on Underweight Models Working Out?

The latest episode of Vice's excellent Fashion Week Internationale series sees host Charlet Duboc head to Israel for Tel Aviv fashion week. While there, Duboc talks with industry professionals and Israeli government about the country's new law mandating that models have a BMI of 18.5 or more in order to work. The law… »12/21/12 6:00pm12/21/12 6:00pm

Another Underage Model Breaks The Rules, Slips On To The Catwalk

The top international modeling agency Women has copped to an oopsie: its most promising new face of the season, a girl by the name of Valerija Sestic who has already walked for 16 of the biggest designers at New York fashion week, is underage. In a season when all modeling agencies made a pledge not to put girls under… »9/23/11 4:30pm9/23/11 4:30pm

On The Runways Of Milan, Color Just Wasn't Considered Chic

We've been continuing to count models of color as the fall 2008 designer collections are shown around the globe, and although things were not good in New York and London, Milan was the worst so far. The runways were overwhelmingly white. (That's the Gucci lineup, at left.) Our own Maria-Mercedes Lara ran the numbers:… »2/25/08 2:30pm2/25/08 2:30pm