Tag: Sara Ziff

CONDÉ NAST INSTITUTES NEW RULES IN WAKE OF TESTINO & WEBER ALLEGATIONS

Condé Nast unveiled a new series of rules, which have been in the works since October, to protect models from sexual harassment. The new code of conduct will go into effect later this month, timely considering the recent New York Times report detailing myriad sexual misconduct allegations against fashion photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber. According…

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SEXUAL ABUSE IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY UNDER SCRUTINY BY MODEL ALLIANCE & EDIE CAMPBELL

In response to the ongoing conversation surrounding sexual abuse in the fashion industry, the Model Alliance held a conference last week to discuss ways in which fashion workers, from garment producers to model agents, can take steps to end sexual violence in the global fashion industry. Former model Sara Ziff was inspired to found the…

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CAMERON RUSSELL OPENS HER INSTAGRAM TO MODELS SHARING STORIES OF ABUSE

Following public outcry against Harvey Weinstein and his decades-long history of sexual harassment and abuse, Cameron Russell has opened her Instagram to fellow models who wish to share their own stories of assault under the hashtag #MyJobShouldNotIncludeAbuse. Exploitation within the fashion industry occurs frequently as photographers, agents, and casting directors prey upon models who are…

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CONGRESSWOMAN INTRODUCES BILL TO PROTECT UNDERAGE MODELS

New York State Representative Grace Meng has recently introduced a bill that would serve in the interests of models aged 16 and under.  The Child Performers Protection Act of 2015 would extend federal workplace safety regulations to child performers, including models, whether categorized as employees or independent contractors. In support of Meng’s bill, Sara Ziff, founder…

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