With the recent child model legislation being signed by Gov., Andrew M. Cuomo, models under the age of 18 will now be recognized as child performers.
But what does this mean for the industry?
"The new law, which is expected to go into effect in 30 days, will have a significant impact on the casting of models for the next New York Fashion Week, in February . . . Models under 18, for example, would not be allowed to work after midnight on a school night for fittings for a runway show, or return to work less than 12 hours after they leave. In some cases, designers would also be required to provide tutors, trust accounts and chaperones when using models under 18."
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