Rachel Comey Hosts a Candid Conversation With the Model Alliance’s Sara Ziff and Karen Elson
Photographed by Angela Cappetta
"We’re a vital part of the industry, and Model Alliance is [fighting to] give a voice to these incredible hardworking young women, and also to make it a safe environment—safe from abuse, emotional abuse, or simply just neglect.” - Karen Elson
Effective November 20, 2013, child models who live or work in New York State are covered by NY's Labor Law and applicable regulations as child performers. Parents and/or guardians must obtain valid Child Performer Permits for their children, so their child models are eligible to work in the state.