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Diane Von Furstenberg hires 15 yo. model for runway fashion show - don't they check I.D.?

How can you not know you are hiring someone underage? 

Sorry, I don't buy it ~


Asked by tasches at 2:46 PM on Feb. 23, 2011 in Entertainment

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Answers (8)
  • Since when do models have to be over 18 to do runway shows?

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:48 PM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • Article regarding this - see here - apparently Diane herself worked to create industry standards to keep models younger than 16 from being on the catwalk.


    Answer by DeeDee323 at 2:50 PM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • They do need parental written consent.

    Answer by dancer at 2:51 PM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • I thought a lot of models were young.

    Answer by mompam at 2:51 PM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • Here's the thing....there is no way that Diane did the hiring herself. She's got staff that does it for her and they probably thought that she'll be 16 next month, what's the biggie.

    Kudos to Von Furstenberg for stepping up to the plate, apologizing for a mistake made by her staff, and most importantly for working on industry standards for healthier models.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 2:59 PM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • Most fashion models got their careers started before the age of 18, and many were 15/16 as well. Yes, they do get parental permission, and most of them end up very successful. Keep in mind these aren't lingerie models or anything like that - they are working as high fashion runway models.
    I'm not for it, but it's definitely not uncommon.

    Answer by AdensMama0308 at 3:04 PM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • i worked legally when i was 15. Serving alcoholic drinks at a country club - because it was private - that was allowed and legal.

    Answer by AmaliaD at 3:26 PM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • so what's the point? models have been around that age or younger for years. It's just recently that you even heard of models that were mothers, or models in their 'golden years' modeling for products of the same age.

    it's nothing new.

    Answer by ItsMe89 at 1:16 PM on Feb. 24, 2011