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

Top Modeling Agency Says 14 Is Not Too Young For The Runway

Fashion week isn't just about pretty dresses and champagne: it's also about long hours for the people who work it. And some of those workers are children. The Times is reporting on the Council of Fashion Designers of America's efforts to ensure all models who work New York Fashion Week are over 16 years old. Last… » 2/09/12 3:10pm 2/09/12 3:10pm

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