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

14-Year-Old Model Is a Major Violation of Vogue's Age Pledge

Just four months after announcing its commitment to end the practice of hiring models under the age of 16, Vogue magazine has violated its word — for a second time. » 9/21/12 5:30pm 9/21/12 5:30pm

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