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Models Under 18 In New York Will Soon Be Protected By Child Labor Laws

Child Model's Rights
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The Model Alliances petitions for child model's labor rights. Read More »
Racism In Modeling
Chanel Iman has been told "We already found one black girl." Read More »
"Girl Model" Documentary
This movie pulls back the curtain on underage modeling. Read More »
Models Eating Cotton Balls
Models are eating cotton balls to feel full.
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We know that some models pursue dangerous measures in the hopes they will join the cadre of elites. We know that being a top model means million-dollar contracts and the key that unzips Leonardo DiCaprio’s pants. And we also know that many modeling agencies are all too happy to exploit preteen and teen girls, putting their sexual, mental and physical health at risk in pursuit of big bucks and prestige. Agencies get a cut of the money, after all. The 2012 documentary “Girl Model” (which is screening on Netflix now — go watch it!) pulled back the curtain on the lack of protections for underage models, especially ones who have traveled from faraway foreign countries, alone, don’t speak English or know their rights — like, say, you shouldn’t have to suck anyone’s dick to get a gig.

This week, New York’s state legislature took a step in the right direction by passing a bill that will give models under age 18 the same legal protections as child actors and other young performers. The laws would apply to both print and runway models.  Keep reading »

Katy Perry Looks Uncharacteristically Boring On Her First Vogue Cover

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... but she says she believes in the strength of women. Read More »
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Man, they’ll really hand out these Vogue covers to just about anyone these days. It’s not like Anna Wintour hasn’t put an actual model on there in eons, or anything. Katy Perry is the latest pop star of dubious cultural significance to land the coveted spot, featuring what I feel like is a fairly awkward shot of her crouched on the grass in a Rodarte floral dress and bold red lip. It’s pretty, but, like, kind of BORING? They couldn’t think of anything better to do with a woman who has shot whipped cream out of her tits onstage than have her look wistful and Arthurian in a field? Weird. (Weirder: the headline in the bottom right corner.) [Fashionista] [Photo: VOGUE]

Yes, Blackface Is Still Offensive, Vogue Netherlands

You might have been sitting at your desk at work wondering to yourself, “Hmm, I wonder if it’s a good idea now for fashion magazines to hire Caucasian fashion models and smear their faces in blackface paint.” I am here now to put your mind at ease. No, it’s still not a good idea.  You got that, Vogue Netherlands?

The magazine’s May 2013 issue depicted light-skinned, Dutch model Querelle Jansen wearing a dark black face as she poses in homage to dancer Josephine Baker (right) and model/actress Grace Jones (left). (Both were inspirations to Marc Jacobs’ Louis Vuitton collections, fall 2008 and spring 2009 respectively.) Yet instead of hiring actual, you know, black models, the magazine used a white model in blackface.

Vogue realizes that actual black models do work in the fashion industry, right? It’s not like they are unicorns. [Clutch Magazine]

Michelle Obama Looks Stiff On Her New Vogue Cover

Michelle's New Bangs
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What do we think of the First Lady's new bangs? Read More »
Shut Up, Karl
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Karl Lagerfeld harrumphs at the First Lady's hairdo. Read More »
Michelle's Midlife Crisis
The First Lady said she got bangs because she's having a midlife crisis. Read More »
Karl Apologizes
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... for what he said about Michelle Obama's bangs. Read More »
  • How do we feel about Michelle Obama’s latest Vogue cover?  She’s lovely, of course, but her pose looks kind of stiff. It brings to mind those senior year school photos you have to take where you pose awkwardly, right?
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Well Played: When Anna Wintour’s Smiling, The Whole World Smiles With Her

No Anna Memoir!
Anna maintains she won't write a book. Read More »
Anna Talks Vogue
The editor-in-chief tells all regarding her first Vogue cover. Read More »
Well Played: Anna
The Vogue editor's patterned perfection. Read More »

These photo of notoriously purse-lipped Anna Wintour laughing and smiling while walking around Milan are making me giddy with glee. It’s like in high school when you work so hard all year to make your stone-faced digital media teacher show any sign of emotion, and after 8 months of effort, you make a random MS Paint animation of your best friend’s leg falling off, and when you present it to the class he cracks a tiny little smile, and you’re like, “Yes! My work here is done,” and then you stop trying in class and end up getting a B-. Or was that just me? Anyway, Anna looks happy and stylish and generally awesome. My work here is done. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]

Anna Dello Russo Is Still Dressing Like A Lunatic, So All Must Be Right With The World

NYFW Fall 2013: Days 1-2
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NYFW Fall 2013: Days 3-4
All the looks from days 3 and 4 of NYFW Fall 2013. Read More »
NYFW Fall 2013: Days 5-6
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This is what Vogue editor Anna Dello Russo wore to New York Fashion Week on Thursday. I repeat, this is what Vogue editor Anna Dello Russo wore to New York Fashion Week on Thursday. She’s deftly combined Raver Explosion with Old Man Golf Chic. And no, neither of those things are real. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]

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