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Numero Pseudo-Apologizes for “African Queen” Editorial

This morning, The Huffington Post reached out to Numero for comment about the controversial editorial called "African Queen" which featured, in the fashion magazine's very own words, "the American [read: white] model Ondria Hardin posing as an 'African queen,' her skin painted in black." Here's the statement Numero sent back, in full: "Some people have […]

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What’s So Inspiring About a 15-Year-Old Model?

If fashion's like high school, Karl Lagerfeld's the creepy vice-principal: terrifying, inaccessible, everywhere.  This week, Karl the Kaiser will be in New York to shoot the Chanel Spring 2013 campaign and stink up the city with his noxious odor, a delicate blend of design genius and moral vacuity, with some Diet Coke undernotes. Ugh, keep […]

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Underage Ford Models Walked for Marc Jacobs

Even though the CFDA issued a recommendation to designers urging them not to use models younger than 16 in their shows, a fourteen and fifteen-year-old walked the Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 runway last night. Thairine Garcia and Ondria Hardin are both represented by Ford Models, the only agency that reportedly included under-16 models in its […]

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