In Marc Jacobs' World, Runway Modeling Is Just Like Being in a Peanut…

Marc Jacobs still doesn't get why it's not appropriate for 14-year-olds to be working essentially full-time as fashion models. "You have child actors and children who model for catalogs," the designer tells Time. "What's the difference between doing a commercial for peanut butter and being on a runway?" An interesting… » 3/09/12 11:50am 3/09/12 11:50am

Marc Jacobs Responds to Allegations of Non-Payment: 'If Models Don't…

Marc 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… » 3/05/12 3:20pm 3/05/12 3:20pm

Marc Jacobs Doesn't Pay His Models, Says Model [Updated]

There was a big push this fashion season on the part of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the professional organization of the top American designers, to get New York designers to not use models under the age of 16. Several brands and at least one agency chose to flout this guideline, which was the… » 3/05/12 11:00am 3/05/12 11:00am