Ashley Mears

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As the designers, stylists and editors of Fashion Week pack up to leave New York City today, one group of participants isn’t going anywhere: hundreds of young models, the surplus labor of the fashion industry.

Ten years ago, I was one of them. When I told my dad excitedly that I would be walking in a fashion show — which paid in dresses instead of money — he summed it up succinctly: “That and a buck will get you a cup of coffee.”

Fashion Week, despite bringing over $400 million to the city each year, is unprofitable work for most of the people wearing the designs.…  Seguir leyendo »