Marc Jacobs Doesn't Pay His Models For Their Work
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Join Date: Feb 2009
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Seriously, this sounds pretty despicable.
is exactly the word for it! It is a given that the designers can get away with it and for every model who balks there are twenty models who will gladly step in her shoes, but if major designers choose to take advantage of that situation and mindset that makes them
. A designer at Marc Jacob's level not paying his models* is
. I get that a significant portion of the people in the business, whether they are designers, photographers, models, stylists or editors, don't have the means to pay for services, so the trade situation makes sense for the "little" guys, but it is despicable when major players like Marc Jacobs and Vogue to exploit that aspect of fashion culture and thinking.
* Although I would not be surprised if the established models got paid.
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