Marc Jacobs in underage model dispute

Thursday, 16 February 2012
Marc Jacobs has been criticised for using two underage models for his Fall 2012 catwalk show in New York this week. The Paris-based designer, who is also the creative head of Louis Vuitton, casted two 14 year-old girls to model his collection during his show.

The age llimit set by the Council of Fashion Designers of America is 16. Mr Jacobs told the Times: 'I do the show the way I think it should be and not the way somebody tells me it should be. If their parents are willing to let them do a show, I don't see any reason that it should be me who tells them that they can't.'

He added: '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.'

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