Illegal, Underage, and Unprotected

By Kirsten Hassall and Jasmine Chorley Foster

“I’d argue that it’s one of the biggest developments in a century, bringing a whole new group under legal protection,” said Susan Scafidi, of labour law and the fashion industry. From the initial proposal of the Child model bill to the day New York State Governor Cuomo signed it into law, there has been widespread support peppered with scepticism.

Models, especially child models, need workplace protections like every worker, and The Business Model certainly supports the passing of this law. But we also feel it’s pertinent to ask, “How will this really affect the modelling industry?”


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