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14 Year Old Models Used For Fashion Week NYC
3 years ago
Designer Marc Jacobs thumbs nose at guidelines on underage models
Marc Jacobs Fall 2012

Unrepentent: Marc Jacobs shrugs off criticism for using 14-year-old models in his Fall 2012 runway show during in New York Fashion Week. Picture: AP Source: AP

 Jacobs thumbed his nose at the 16-year-old age limit suggested by the Council of Fashion Designers of American (CFDA) by sending 14-year-old Ford models Thairine Garcia and Ondria Hardin down the runway.

 

The move has outraged many in the fashion world who believe Ford, a member of the board of CFDA, should show greater respect for the new rules.

Jacobs use of young models is a blow for the CFDA which has only just set the new guidelines, aimed at keeping models healthy.

 

The president of the CFDA, designer Diane von Furstenberg, wrote in the CFDA guidelines that models were under increasing pressure to be "thinner and younger".

 

"The industry's hiring of prepubescent-appearing teenage girls as models of adult clothing sets an unrealistic standard; hips and breasts, the curves that define the female figure, are absent," she wrote.

"Some models have difficulty maintaining the body ideal as they move into adulthood and run the risk of engaging in unhealthy eating behaviors that lead to eating disorders."

 

"In January 2007, the CFDA formed a health initiative to address what has become a global fashion issue: the overwhelming concern about whether some models are unhealthily thin, and whether or not to impose restrictions in such cases.

 

"Designers share a responsibility to protect women, and very young girls in particular, within the business, sending the message that beauty is health."

Jacobs, however, was unrepentant, telling The New York Times: “I do the show the way I think it should be, and not the way somebody tells me it should be.”

The designer compared the models to child actors saying: “If their parents are willing to let them do a show, I don’t see any reason that it should be me who tells them that they can’t.”



Read more: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity/designer-marc-jacobs-under/story-fn9076o9-1226273925577#ixzz1mfE38zpA


This post was modified from its original form on 17 Feb, 10:13
3 years ago

Underage: Ondria Hardin took to the runway for Marc Jacobs at just 14-years-old - though CFDA guidelines recommend only using models older than 16

3 years ago

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3 years ago

 

God, those clothes are stupid.

 

3 years ago

That's child abuse just having them wear those clothes.

3 years ago

are the clothes for kids anyway, who would wear this stuff?

It looks like a halloween costume.

don't be silly ...
3 years ago

No one in real life is intended to wear the designs the way they're presented ... it's a "show." 

 

The one coat with the embroidered shawl thingy is pretty ...

 

I like the silver top in the first photo, too. 

 

The shoes in both photos ... heinous. 

 

3 years ago

Uno, so true!  I hope you are enjoying yourself.

 

 

I have to tell you, I think that little jacket could definitely be cool.  What do you think of the buckle shoes?  I have never been a big buckle person. 

 

I think at the age of 14, certain kids are thrilled with this work.

3 years ago

It's the year of the human mushroom, apparently.

3 years ago

Re: buckle shoes

Somebody derives inspiration from the Keebler Elves.

3 years ago

Are you referring to the hats?  or  Something I said?

 

I don't know of any kids putting outfits together like that.  Maybe a piece here or there.  My daughter is 14, she wears Levis and nice shirts.  Boots!  Normal.

 

In the summer, respectable levi shorts and a tank top.  Flipflops.  Normal



This post was modified from its original form on 17 Feb, 14:25
Hi, Suzanne ...
3 years ago

Having a great time ... my two local grandbabies are over and it's like a tot party over here. 

 

The jacket is beautiful, but the shoes ... meh.  I'm not much into the Pilgrim look.  Maybe for the Thanksgiving season ...

 

I'm not sure how I feel the 14-year-old models ... although I'm sure there are a gaggle of kids who'd think it's super cool to walk down the runway during Fashion Week.  

 

3 years ago

Pilgrim look...Perfect!

 

I was trying to figure where that was going in my mind, and you nailed it.

 

 

I don't think these kids do this full time.  Could be wrong.  If it is a bit here and a bit there, under supervision.  I'm not that against it.  My daughter is dying to work, except her version is volunteering at the animal shelter, she finally is old enough, insurance purposes wouldn't let her do it last year. 

 

The clothes are crazy, but they cover them up.  It's not really sexy, more over the top.  I worked cleaning cottages and giving kids pony rides at 14.  I think we forget 14 is growing up.

3 years ago

Uno, I forgot about the grandbabies.  So are you saying you have two others  besides the one who flew in.  What ages are they?  You must be having a blast!  Enjoy!!!

3 years ago

The first thing I thought of when I saw these clothes was Alice in Wonderland. I don't know why.

Angelica
3 years ago

Keebler elves...too funny     Also perfect!

I have a 3-year old grandson ...
3 years ago

his baby sister just turned 2 ... the little blonde is 2-1/2 ...

 

They're pretty pooped right now and playing quietly. Monkey Joe's is a great place to work off some of that energy. 

 

3 years ago

Angela, now that you mention it.  I see it more in #2 than #1.

Uno
3 years ago

Wow, you got your hands full.  But you're the grandma, so all is good.  Are their parents around, too?  I hope so for your sake.  That is a fun age.

 

Is Monkey Joe's one of those big crazy gym type, bouncee/jumpee type of place?

My 18-year-old niece ...
3 years ago

She's about 6' tall and all legs ... she's just got a job and Gillyhooks(?1?!/) ... it's the lingerie store tied to Abercrombie.  She was shopping with a friend and was "recruited" ... they asked if she'd like to be a "model" for the store.  Which is another name for salesclerk.  The "uniform" is one of their outfits (they sell real clothes ... not just underwears), for which they only have to pay the tax. 

 

She's thrilled. and flattered ...and I'm for her, too ...

 

But, then, it just seems sort of wrong, the message ... that the right looks will get you everywhere.

Suzanne ...
3 years ago

No worries ... a bunch of adults here. Yes ... they are very fun ... and pretty funny, too. 

 

And yes ... that's exactly what Monkey Joe's is.  Big jumpy, bouncy fun ...

 

3 years ago

..............oh, nevermind.

3 years ago

Suzanne - NOT YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I was referring to the designer!  The shoes remind me of the keebler elves.  The hats remind me of cartoon toadstools.

 

I agree that the jacket is very nice, but there is entirely too much of it.  It should be cut shorter and more fitted.  But the shrug across the top is very nice.

 

 

 

 

Angelica
3 years ago

I wasn't sure if you were telling me my brain turned to mush

 

Which might not be so far from the truth. 

 

 

 

Uno

3 years ago

 

My personal favorite is #3 in the slide show.  Homeless Chic.

http://www.tressugar.com/Ugly-Mens-Fashion-From-2011-Spring-Paris-Fashion-Week-8903543

Well ...
3 years ago

I could actually picture item #6 on someone like Iggy Pop ...

 

3 years ago

But Uno, how could you put it on without shredding it more?

 

Check out Thom Browne on regretsy.  

3 years ago

Thom Browne Menswear Show 2012/2013

3 years ago

Yeah, more problems with the outfits than whether or not a 14 yr old is modeling them. 

 

May have to shop for an "Easter Bonnet" 

3 years ago

Seem to me too that "pilgrim shoes" were popular maybe about 20 yrs ago too.

 

In another few years Doc Martens will be back.

That's the thing ...
3 years ago

what looks dumb now becomes cool once you get used to the look ...

 

A lot of fashion is taken from the street these days. 

 

I *heart* fashion ... it's art and though some of it looks dumb to a lot of people, most of it is an expression of creativity ... I can never really find fault with creativity. 

 

Not that I don't think some "creative" people are pure hacks. 

 

That last photo ...
3 years ago

I love the skirt ... and the boots. 

 

For me, though ... can't picture Mr. Uno in that getup. 

 

I the boots ... wonder if they've got a heel

 

Angelica ...
3 years ago

I looked at the Thom Brown stuff and I love all the spikey stuff ... I can't imagine wearing a full face mask, though ... I can't even tolerate hats ...

 

3 years ago

I love the insanely padded shoulders & knees (the lumpy, overmuscled guy look), and the old-timey bank robber masks.  Everything worn with hockey shoes from hell. 

 

And I'll say one thing - look at the way that skirt is sewn together up there, particularly the hem.  Beautiful. 

3 years ago

OMG- Thom Brown Fall/winter 2011.  Get outa here! Is it a burqa or a nun?

3 years ago

Flying Nun in a Burqa and a turtle neck? Or is it a whiplash collar?  Did you see the photo where he has the male models dressed like misbehaving Catholic school boys being confronted by 2 of these winged-hatted black tent creatures? They look ready to whip out some yardsticks and start beating.  That's a pretty frightening fashion image.

 

internet memes - Success Nun: It's No Joke

3 years ago

The latest in cat fashions:

Snowy is such a sweet breaded cat!

3 years ago

No buckle shoes for me ! : )

3 years ago

No kidding!

3 years ago

 

I just don't know what to say about these.


http://www.hogwild.net/Rants/crazy-fashion-pictures.htm

 

The armless outfit cracked me up, though.

3 years ago

Those are hilarious.  OMG - especially the black fur thing and the portable sound state on the woman's head.  But I like this:

 

crazy fashion

3 years ago

This one is truly frightening.

crazy fashion

 

Somebody get that girl a cracker!

3 years ago

I don't like the sweater pulled over her head that way.

3 years ago

Yeah... the anorexia model. Sad.

3 years ago

Yes, very sad.

 

Yet- loved those Capitol buildings.

3 years ago

They made Madonna's cones seem mild.

That's me ...
3 years ago

in the bubble dress. 

 

3 years ago

fg

I do hope no one takes this personally and it is not meant as a religious put down, but this reminds me of a Hassidic youth gone mad.  Or maybe Laban Gruber from Lancaster PA on his year in the real world.

3 years ago

fdg

 

And how exactly does this child see to walk down the runway.

3 years ago

ytu

 

This seems to be a real knock off of a burqua of sorts.  Except for the knees and midriff, no one could get any sexy interpretation.

3 years ago

A male burqa.  For days when you're feeling fat...

3 years ago

My favorites:

Thom Browne Menswear Show 2012/2013

3 years ago

Thom Browne Menswear Show 2012/2013

3 years ago

I love those padded knees and shoulders! More:

 

3 years ago

3 years ago

rty

 

The "Lurch" look updated.

3 years ago

 I Love Lurch!

I like that one long sleeve on that hideous sweater that's wearing the remnants of another sweater.  It's like grandma went off her meds and just kept knitting until they pulled the needles out of her hands.

 

And that walrus face mask...to die for, right? (wrong, but so much fun to laugh at anyway).

 

3 years ago

Hey- what about Thing?

3 years ago

I don't know, but I feel certain that Thom Browne would have paid an homage to Thing, and even Cousin It, at some point in his career.

 

I'll see what I can find.

 

 

3 years ago

Uncle Fester likes chicken:

http://www.thombrowne.com/lookbook-detail.php?img=995&page=5



This post was modified from its original form on 19 Feb, 11:01
3 years ago

You know what the incredibly sad part is?  Thom Browne is an uber millionaire.  He actually earns an obscene living from throwing this sh1t up on a runway and calling it fashion.  The other obscene part are the people in the audience, the fashion buyers, magazine editors, models, photographers,etc. who sit on their little chairs, politely emitting ooohs and ahhhs and daintily clap, clap, clapping for someone who in all likelihood is somewhat insane--as they all must be.

I meant this Thing
3 years ago
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3 years ago

fgh

 

Ahahahahahahahahahaha

 

I am the walrus--John Lennon

 

How proud this guy's mother must be.



This post was modified from its original form on 19 Feb, 17:22
3 years ago

Reminds me of Zoidberg from Futurama.

 

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3 years ago

Nancy, I'm still hunting for Thing.  I know he's in there somewhere.

 

I'd die laughing if Zoidberg was the inspiration for that and Browne is making millions off of it as a fashion statement.

 

 

I posted the wrong link for Uncle Fester.  Here it is (get ready.  You're not going to believe this one):

http://www.thombrowne.com/lookbook-detail.php?img=468&page=3



This post was modified from its original form on 19 Feb, 19:38
3 years ago

Thom Browne for women:

3 years ago

I think that is cracker girl in the back, isn't it?

 

I am baffled by the feet, here,  where are they.  And love the hand wear.  Looks like a lobster in a dress.



This post was modified from its original form on 19 Feb, 22:15
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