Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

14-year-old Polish Model Banned From Catwalk in Row Over Sexualising Young Girls
dailymail.com ^ | 12th April 2008 | ANDY DOLAN and RICHARD SHEARS

Posted on 04/13/2008 6:07:28 AM PDT by kellynla

A model of 14 was banned from the catwalk in Australia yesterday amid continuing controversy over the sexualisation of young girls in the fashion industry.

A photo-shoot of Monika Jagaciak by Australian Vogue was also called off after the editor said she had not realised the Polish teenager's age.

Organisers of Australian Fashion week in Sydney banned all under-16s from the catwalk after furious public debate over the use of youngsters in an industry already under fire over anorexia and drug use.

It follows a similar decision ahead of London Fashion Week last September and brings the Australian event into line with shows in other leading cities.

Last night, British fashion designer Jeff Banks backed the Australian decision. "Even at 16, I think girls are too young unless they have got a chaperone with them," he said.

"But there is no doubt about it - at the age of just 14, they are too young."

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: children; model; modeling; polandrocks; supermodel

1 posted on 04/13/2008 6:07:28 AM PDT by kellynla
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: kellynla

awfully quiet in here.


2 posted on 04/13/2008 6:09:25 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand ( If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: the invisib1e hand

http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/04_02/MonikaJagaciak1L_468x637.jpg
http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/04_02/049MonikaJagaciakDM_228x638.jpg
http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/04_02/MonikaJagaciakL_468x669.jpg


3 posted on 04/13/2008 6:13:28 AM PDT by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Cousin, Mom and FRiend)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: kellynla
"..Organisers of Australian Fashion week in Sydney banned all under-16s from the catwalk.."

Good rule, especially when kids are in with adult women. The whole fashion industry is run by degenerates. If they don't like it who cares?

4 posted on 04/13/2008 6:14:19 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: freema

At least she is dressed well. I see less dressed pigs in the local mall probably her mother’s age.


5 posted on 04/13/2008 6:15:56 AM PDT by angcat (Indian name "She who yells too much")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: kellynla

They’re using our children to make pots of money.

I haven’t bought so much as a blouse from Calvin Klein since I saw the ads some years ago with very young girls in jeans showing the crack of their butts.


6 posted on 04/13/2008 6:23:40 AM PDT by kitkat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: angcat

That orange thing makes her look like an audition as a David Bowie back-up singer.


7 posted on 04/13/2008 6:23:57 AM PDT by Bernard (If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember exactly what you said.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: kellynla
Image Hosted by MyFiero.com

A picture is worth......

8 posted on 04/13/2008 6:26:58 AM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bernard

The red one looks like a costume from the original “Star Trek.”


9 posted on 04/13/2008 6:53:57 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Everything is either willed or permitted by God, and nothing can hurt me." Bl. Charles de Foucauld)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: TexasRedeye

She looks like she will be very beautiful when she grows up.


10 posted on 04/13/2008 6:56:01 AM PDT by reg45
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: kellynla

She makes Ann Coulter look Fat.


11 posted on 04/13/2008 7:04:11 AM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kellynla

too young and too skinny


12 posted on 04/13/2008 7:55:14 AM PDT by spanalot
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182

“The whole fashion industry is run by degenerates.”

You just won the Insightful Line Of The Day award.

On the other hand, given that the fashion world tends to be dominated by the Nancy-Boys-R-US crowd, I am unsure how those things would be a threat to a female.

Uh, doesn’t that bunch prefer “breeder” to “female”?

Just wondering.

Having ranted, I do have to say that ‘thinging’ (sorry for that bit of LiberalSpeak) a female as a sex object at an early age does cause some deleterious effects on top models. Been there, seen it up close.


13 posted on 04/13/2008 7:57:33 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: kellynla

At 14, she’s probably too old. Most fashion is designed for gawky skinny adolescents.


14 posted on 04/13/2008 8:01:42 AM PDT by PapaBear3625
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TexasRedeye

Pretty little girl.

I see no harm in teenagers modeling couture as long as they are chaperoned, well-fed, and the clothing is decent.


15 posted on 04/13/2008 8:09:09 AM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: kellynla

boy first Spain says ‘no more anorexic models’, now australia says “no more sexualizing teen models”.. wow.. common sense about the fashion industry, whoda thunk?


16 posted on 04/13/2008 8:17:20 AM PDT by Awestruck (All the usual suspects)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: B-Chan

She should be free to work, and appear on the cover.

Sheesh.....such hypocrisy!


17 posted on 04/13/2008 8:26:26 AM PDT by mountaineer1997 (Assault, mentally deficient, bully, ignorant)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: kellynla
As a practical matter, I don't understand why she is posing for adult fashion shows/magazines in the first place. She is very lovely but she still looks like a child. I know women want to look youthful and that's why young models are used, but I doubt very many women want to look like a barely pubescent girl.
18 posted on 04/13/2008 9:32:03 AM PDT by timm22 (Think critically)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: B-Chan
I see no harm in teenagers modeling couture as long as they are chaperoned, well-fed, and the clothing is decent.

I would agree as long as the girls aren't asked to pose in a suggestive way.

Of course, I think the whole high fashion world is silly and wasteful. But if a young woman can participate without putting her education or character in jeopardy, then I think she should have that chance.

19 posted on 04/13/2008 9:37:37 AM PDT by timm22 (Think critically)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: timm22

“As a practical matter, I don’t understand why she is posing for adult fashion shows/magazines in the first place?”

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


20 posted on 04/13/2008 11:34:41 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: TexasRedeye

What a beautiful girl.


21 posted on 04/13/2008 11:39:39 AM PDT by ladyjane
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: kellynla
Right, I understand the girl's motivation to be a model. I just don't understand why any designer or show organizer would want to use her as a model, unless it was specifically for children's fashion.

The clothing is marketed to women, right? Do women really aspire to look like little girls?

22 posted on 04/13/2008 11:48:52 AM PDT by timm22 (Think critically)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson