Diane Von Furstenberg Apologizes for Hiring a 15-Year-Old to Walk Her Show

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Hailey Clauson. Photo: Imaxtree

Prior to New York Fashion Week, the CFDA releases a list of guidelines designers are encouraged to follow when working with models in an effort to keep the unhealthy ones off the runway. The tradition began in 2007 as a response to persistent public fright over how thin the girls look. In this season's letter, CFDA president Diane Von Furstenberg suggested not hiring girls under the age of 16 to walk — and yet she discovered that a girl who turns 16 next month walked her show. Von Furstenberg responded by sending a letter to her colleagues apologizing for the gaffe.

CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg Let a 15-Year-Old Model Walk In Her Show [Fashionista]