WHAT AGE IS "UNDERAGE" IN RUNWAY?

The CFDA wants designers to stop using models who are under 16 in their runway shows.  This is obviously a contentious issue in the modeling/fashion world.  Marc Jacobs has flatly stated that he'll use young models if he damn well pleases, and he does. 

“There are children actors and children models for catalogs and stuff, so I guess if a parent thinks it’s O.K. and a kid wants to do it, it’s fine,” Jacobs said.

 Below are models Ondria Hardin and Thairine Garcia who walked in Jacobs' show yesterday. . .  both girls are 15 (Thairine just barely).  

Honestly, I think making sure that the runway models are healthy (ie: not starving themselves) is way more important than their ages.  

What do you guys think about 14/15 year olds walking runway shows? 


Above: Ondria in Jacobs' show


Below is Thairine. . . I just don't believe that this girl just BARELY turned 15. . . how is that possible? She looks like a grown woman. . . well, at least 20.



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