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“Girl Model” comes about two months after The Council of Fashion Designers of America issued guidelines in hopes of regulating age standards in the industry. The mission statement on their Web site reads: “Support the well-being of younger individuals by not hiring models under the age of sixteen for runway shows; not allowing models under the age of eighteen to work past midnight at fittings or shoots; and providing regular breaks and rest.” Still, it is a designer’s choice what model he or she uses. During New York Fashion Week in February, Eric Wilson reported that Marc Jacobs hired a 14- and 15-year-old for his fall 2012 runway show.
At the screening were representatives from Models Alliance, an advocacy group that aims to create better working conditions for models. Ms. Sabin said she hopes that organizations can use the film as a tool to create regulation, “or at least have a conversation about why there is such a lack of transparency in a marketplace that is predominantly young women.”