Opinion: Why children shouldn't be fashion models
"These issues are fundamentally labor issues, and until the industry acknowledges that there is an employment relationship and that models are entitled to basic protections in terms of financial transparency, fair pay and protection against sexual harassment, these kinds of problems will persist."
Sara Ziff explains why kids shouldn't be fashion models -- at least not until the industry is properly regulated.
France's Proposed Legislation
Sara Ziff explains why she opposes the French Parliament's bill that would legislate models' body weight, and why Denmark's proposal, which includes health checkups, compulsory wages (not payment "in trade") and penalties for those who don't meet industry guidelines is a better approach.
Facebook Feed29 5 View on FacebookThe Model AllianceTuesday, November 24th, 2015 at 11:40amCan models succeed without social media? Vogue takes a look at those who have found fame sans a digital presence: http://www.vogue.com/13372658/do-models-need-social-media-for-success/33 5 View on FacebookThe Model AllianceFriday, November 20th, 2015 at 9:48am"One of my most heartbreaking experiences occurred recently, when an agent outright told me that the only reason they couldn't sign me is because I'm Indian. The agency already represented two Indian girls, and a third one would just be "too much." He also told me that if I had blonde hair and blue eyes, he would have been able to sign me and add me to the list of 50 or so blonde-haired, blue-eyed models they already have."
Indian-American model Sabrina Behl speaks out to Allure about being discriminated against for her nationality, and what she's doing to combat it: http://bit.ly/1MWQQ0y14 View on Facebook10 View on Facebook20 5 View on FacebookThe Model AllianceFriday, November 13th, 2015 at 9:50am"[The modeling industry] has a long way to go, especially with regards to shade," Victoria's Secret model Leomie Anderson tells the BBC. "Lighter skinned girls get more work than darker skinned girls." Of the 44 models who walked in the Victoria's Secret show this year, only 8 were black. Via BBC News http://bbc.in/1ljHwcH