The Truth About Using a White Girl in the 'African Queen' Fashion Shoot

Numéro magazine has issued an apology of sorts for the African Queen editorial in the March 2013 issue, in which Ondria Hardin, a 16-year-old, blond-haired, blue-eyed model, was shot with her skin darkened. But the magazine's message — and a message from the photographer himself — only further complicate the issue. » 3/01/13 4:10pm 3/01/13 4:10pm

Vogue Pinkie Swears to No Longer Use Underaged Models

In May, the 19 editions of Vogue magazine pledged to abide by a new set of rules governing their hiring of models. To promote fairer labor standards in the modeling industry and a healthier image of beauty and fashion, Vogue announced it would no longer hire models under the age of 16. All 19 Vogue editors-in-chief… » 9/27/12 2:50pm 9/27/12 2:50pm

Did Vogue Already Violate Its Policy Against Hiring Underaged Models?

The August issue of Vogue China includes the model Ondria Hardin in one shot, pictured above, in a group editorial. So far, so much the usual for a rising star in the modeling world. But the problem is that Hardin — at least according to multiple print and online news sources — is not 16 yet. Has Vogue already… » 9/19/12 2:30pm 9/19/12 2:30pm

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

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 4:30pm 9/23/11 4:30pm