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Inez And Vinoodh Won’t Work With Underage Models

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Photography team Inez and Vindoodh (pictured) have worked with virtually all of the top names in the fashion biz — Kate Moss, Christy Turlington and Gisele Bundchen, to name a few — but one thing they absolutely won’t do? Shoot underage girls. The talented pair, who have a new book out called Pretty Much Everything, spanning their 26-year career (it’s $700, and we want it), say that not shooting young girls was a conscious statement toward the fashion industry. “They start at 14 and everyone says to them, ‘Wow, you’re incredible. You’re so skinny. You look like a boy.’ And once that girl is 18 and her body is finished growing, all of a sudden it was like, ‘Oh, she’s fat,’” explains Inez. “The poor girl. She’s just growing. We felt it was unethical to support that. You get judged anyway and it’s not easy. You have to really know who you are first. And at such a tender age—between 14 and 18—you’re figuring out who you are.” Well, at least somebody in the fashion industry gets it. [Style]

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