The latest controversy hitting the modeling world is the use of underage models at fashion shows. In Australia, they just prohibited a 15-year-old from being the face of the country's Fashion Week.
Claire Quirk (seen here in a few poses and looking, er, not 15 in any of them) was to have been the face of the fashion event, but the Melbourne City Council decided she was too young - although she will still be modeling in the show, just not serve as its "face," which seems to make it somewhat of a meaningless move.
It's a bit of an overreaction. As long as their parents are there or they are chaperoned, I don't see why it should be any more scandalous for a 15-year-old to be in a legitimate modeling show than to be an actress in a movie.
The real "scandal," for want of a better word, is the fashion industry's practice of targeting 15-year-old (and younger) customers with ridiculously inappropriate and sexualized clothing.
If you ever walk around New York, or any city I hazard to guess, you see little packs of teen girls strutting around dressed like mini-hookers. It's partly the fault of the fashion industry and partly the poptart influence of Avril and Britney (well, not her so much anymore) and their peers on MTV.
Girls really shouldn't dress like that until they are 18. Then they should stop when they hit old age at 22.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
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That's the same girl in all those pix? Damn.
hah you had me until the crack about girls hitting old age at 22. Bastard! lol
Okay they did not look like that when I was in 10th grade
You should see the way the kids dress here. It's like a contest to see who can look sluttiest.
Would you look at that model's abs!
more pictures please... I havent made up my mind yet on whether I agree or vehemently agree with you.
You can't make generalizations though. There are 15 y.o's who can handle being a model and there are 15 y.o's who totally shouldn't be in that environment at all.
Does this mean your next vacation is going to be in Memphis? I guess you could stop by Graceland.
You know, Eric, coming from the man who makes Bill Clinton's shenanigans with the interns look like a walk in the park, I will take that as a valid suggestion. Memphis, huh?
The first picture isn't Claire Quirk. Please take that picture off this site.
Ay iy iy she should call me in exactly three years.
Maybe I'm just not seeing it, but I don't even think she's that amazing looking?
The fashion shows are pretty tame actually, they just walk down the runway. It's the sleazy print ads where they use underage girls that are too much. Have you ever seen American Apparel ads??
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