The Biz: Raf’s Moment, Vogue’s Age Limit

May 3rd, 2012 Posted by Janelle comments (6)

Man of the moment, Raf Simons covers the latest issue of i-D Magazine in an impressive shot by Willy Vanderperre. Inside, the newly minted Dior designer muses on his final collection for Jil Sander | I-D ONLINE

In a move that surprises no one, Vogue has issued a ban on models under the age of 16. Good thing they got that Vogue Italia cover with the 14 year old Thairine Garcia out for April, because the ban goes into effect with the June issues.

One has to wonder though, how much of this is lip service and how much is going to usher in legitimate change? Girls are still scouted while they are tweens, placed on development boards, sent out on jobs, etc. regardless of whether or not Vogue decrees under 16 year old models unconscionable. That said, having the world’s most prominent magazine take a stand for the rights of models is a major step in the right direction. | NY TIMES

Hong Kong’s YGM is in talks to buy Aquascutum, good news for the troubled label that recently fell into administration. Considering the shared heritage and trench coat stronghold that Burberry and Aquascutum share, it is interesting to look at the differences between the two brands. | WSJ

Experience Australian fashion week through the eyes of photographer Sonny Vandevelde – brace yourself for some bold color. | NY TIMES

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6 Comments

  1. stradivarius says:

    Bravo!!! He is kind, lovely, down to earth. I talked with him on HowardStreet, couple hours before the Jil Sander store opening. As well the security was kind and let me and friends inside the party. This is so sweet that is happening in his life.He deserve it!!! Pure example of whata designer should be. Congratulations!!!! <3

  2. Not on the guest list says:

    If I were Kris Van Assche I would be worried…

  3. PR says:

    great for vogue!

  4. sen says:

    wish i can be on the covers of i-D~ T^T

  5. IS THIS IT? models review says:

    Awww, Raf’s work is simply amazing and I can’t wait / I’m very curious to see what his new adventure will bring. What I’m sure is his SS12 and FW1213 collections are absolutely two of my favs…

  6. Robert says:

    Why only now do they do this?! What was the cause?! Is it all Vogue variants or just Italia? What chance do some maturer young girls have now of being in Vogue?

    Ridiculous. Whatever.

    Agencies have always lied about girls’ ages and they’ll just continue to lie. They’ll just send out more grown looking girls – that’s it.

    Well good thing Romee Strijd made the Vogue UK shoot :)

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