New York Passes Protections Laws for Young Models

Celebrating legal protection for young models by PECHE Di

The law was proposed early in June this year from fashion industry leaders, specifically the Model Alliance. The Alliance, a network of models and industry insiders founded by Sara Ziff, has pushed for more rights and legal protection for models, including a model union.

 

 

Model Alliance member and model Coco Rocha, who promoted the bill this week, is thrilled with the vote. “I could not be happier,” she said. “If the Model Alliance never achieves anything else, this was monumental.”

The Department of Labor has posted child model FAQs to their website.

Executive Director of the Model Alliance, Sara Ziff

Executive Director of the Model Alliance, Sara Ziff

I was wearing Alexander Mcqueen, leather pants, Versace Belt and Christian Louboutin shoes, Dorothy Palmer was wearing Gucci top, Gucci plants and Gucci belt

I was wearing Alexander Mcqueen, leather pants, Versace Belt and Christian Louboutin shoes, Dorothy Palmer was wearing Gucci top, Gucci plants and Gucci belt

On November 21, 2013 @Spin NYC

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We celebrating new legislation that protect young models. The Model Alliance is a great non profit organization that created by Sara Ziff with notables Coco Rocha and James Scully on their board directors. 

Fascinating to see how model law will affects New York Fashion Week in February 2014. A New York law signed by Andrew Cuomo the governor on Monday is set to increase protections for young models and restrict the use of teenagers on runways, giving them the same protections as minors who act, dance and play music professionally.


The Model Alliance is a nonprofit group that provides models in the American fashion industry a platform to organize for workplace protections. Please go to http://modelalliance.org to find out more.

It's Always, "Almost Blue" with Bruce Weber

Dorothy Palmer and I celebrated Bruce Weber's documentary at the 25ᵗʰ anniversary of his Oscar-nominated documentary from 1988. "Let's get lost", is a film about the famous jazz musician and jazz singer, Chet Baker.         

Bruce Weber's film was re-introduced on Friday, November 15 at 7:00 PM. at the Film Forum, Soho, NYC.

Following "Let's get lost" Bruce held a Q&A that was fascinating.  Many people in the audience were curious about the process of filming Chet Baker.  Bruce described how he spent over 2 years collecting enough footage to create the film and it is exquisite.

The film affected me on so many levels, as any great film should.  I was first captivated by the richness and strength of the black and white cinematography.  By using such a simple base of tonality, one could focus on the depth of his character and his spiritual journey. 

Chet Baker had a very complex personality and Bruce Weber was the perfect artist to be able to capture his spirit. Because Bruce's film style is so intimate, one is seduced into the same space of all the characters. Bruce made me feel so close to Chet Baker.

 

 

                     

 

 

Original Poster for BRUCE WEBER'S 1989 documentary about jazz trumpeter/vocalist CHET BAKER

Original Poster for BRUCE WEBER'S 1989 documentary about jazz trumpeter/vocalist CHET BAKER

While everyone was waiting in the cinema, I came out side to get some juice and snacks for my friends. Suddenly, I saw many flashing cameras.  I turned to the entrance and saw Bruce.  At that moment, I became paralyzed and overcome with emotions.   Even though I wanted to speak, my voice escaped me and instead tears came to my eyes.  Eva Lindemann (Bruce's longtime producer) was standing nearby and I quietly asked her to take our photos.   Bruce was about to enter the cinema and he really didn't have to stop to take more photos with me but he stopped !!   Bruce grabbed my hand and I just followed him.  You can see from my photos below, this was a very special moment for me.  

Eva Lindemann  captured the moment when Bruce Weber grabbed my hand.   Re-screening "Let's get lost" at Film Forum NYC, 

Eva Lindemann captured the moment when Bruce Weber grabbed my hand.

 Re-screening "Let's get lost" at Film Forum NYC, 

Celebrity Photographer Bruce Weber

Bruce Weber is known for his legendary photography and iconic films, and starting Friday at Film Forum, a week-long festival, you can catch some of his greatest works. 

Originally aired on November 12, 2013

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Chet Baker

Chet Baker

Jumping Ball; Chet were at Santa Monica Beach, California

Jumping Ball; Chet were at Santa Monica Beach, California

let's get lost
All back and white photos are courtesy of Bruce Weber  

All back and white photos are courtesy of Bruce Weber