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Protect Underage Models—Now It’s the Law


Ondria HardinIt’s official: The New York Times reports that, following the passing of new labor legislation in June, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a state law declaring that models under age 18 are child performers. Long story short, the law is meant to protect underage models (like controversial teenage superstar Ondria Hardin—left) from mistreatment and outrageous work hours, and will require designers to fill out stacks of paperwork and, in some cases, provide financial trusts and tutors should they want minors on their catwalks. If brands violate the law, which will be put into effect in thirty days, houses will be fined $1,000 for their first offense, $2,000 for their second offense, etc. While this is indeed a step in the right direction, we kind of feel that penalties more expensive than, say, a pair of Marc Jacobs shoes would have a bigger effect.

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New Model Laws Will Make NYFW “Crazy Difficult”


Ondria Hardin in Marc Jacobs' Fall '13 showThis week, the New York State Legislature passed new labor laws intended to protect models under the age of 18 (cue Ondria Hardin, Thairine Garcia, et al.). Set to be signed in a few weeks, the laws will prohibit underage models from working past midnight on school nights or returning to work less than twelve hours after they’ve left. It also requires that catwalkers younger than sixteen be placed under the supervision of a “responsible person.” “It will be crazy difficult,” Susan Scafidi, academic director of Fordham’s Fashion Law Institute, told WWD. If fashion houses break the new laws, they’ll be fined $1,000 for the first violation—or about one-sixth the price of a sequined Marc Jacobs gown.

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Cara Wants Candy…And Hogan’s Zebra Stripes


Fall 2013 marks Love magazine’s Katie Grand’s second collaborative capsule for Hogan. Titled Gang, the range includes everything from iPhone cases to skate shoes, and features lots and lots of zebra print, simply because, as Grand explains, “It felt right and looked great.” In true Grand style, the collection debuts via a playful film, which stars Love-ettes like Cara Delevingne, Tallulah Harlech, Stephanie Seymour, and Ondria Hardin. Shot by Daniel Jackson, the short shows the ladies bouncing around in Katie Grand x Hogan’s wares to the tune “I Want Candy,” sung by Miss Delevingne herself. “Cara kept saying how she wanted to do something with me that wasn’t modeling, so when I wanted to do something special with the video, I thought it was ideal to get her to sing the soundtrack,” Grand told Catch the film’s premiere, as well as Cara’s singing skills, above, exclusively on

Prada’s Playroom


This season, Prada threw a curveball with its Fall campaign, selecting a cast of almost-unknowns for its Steven Meisel-shot ads. But according to the company, innocence was the point. Frida Gustavsson (the most recognizable of the bunch), Kelly Mittendorf, Julia Zimmer, Ondria Hardin, Antonia Wesseloh, and Dorte Limkilde lounge in what the label calls “a dressing room of contemporary desire disguised as a playroom of childhood dreams,” wearing grown-up takes on childhood staples. The fun goes on in Meisel’s accompanying film, debuting above.

Miuccia’s Angels: Five New Models To Watch


After leaking last week, images from Steven Meisel’s Prada Fall ad campaign were officially released today. And leave it to Miuccia (and casting director Ashley Brokaw, of course), to throw a curveball: After tapping some of the modeling world’s biggest for her recent campaigns, she went for lesser-known beauties this time around. Statuesque Swede Frida Gustavsson is the only remotely recognizable face in the bunch. The other five mystery girls making their big splash—Kelly Mittendorf, Julia Zimmer, Ondria Hardin, Antonia Wesseloh, and Dorte Limkilde—are unknowns…for now. They’re all but guaranteed to be in-demand at the Spring ’12 shows, despite the fact that some of them have never set foot on a runway. The one attracting the most buzz is 17-year-old Kelly Mittendorf. The Arizona native, recently signed by the Marilyn agency, has that strong and unique, expressive look that is distinctly Prada. (She’s already been making her fashion chops known on her Tumblr and Twitter pages.) The label’s endorsement is hard to match, let alone to beat. Mrs. P launched careers of many of the top models today, including Sasha Pivovarova, Daria Werbowy, Lindsey Wixson, and Daphne Groeneveld.

Photos: Steven Meisel / Courtesy of Prada