Monday, April 14, 2008

Momoko Komachi in Japan

Organizers of Australia's fashion week had planned to make 14-year-old Polish model Monika Jagaciak the star of its annual fashion shows from April 28 to May 2.

But editors from Vogue magazine and Marie Claire threatened to pull coverage of the fashion events and called for Organizers to follow guidelines in place in London and Paris, which place restrictions on models under 16 years old.

"Fourteen is young and extreme," Australia's Vogue editor Kirsty Clements told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio.

"That is a big disconnect to what you are essentially supposed to be doing, selling clothes to women, and yet you are getting them so young that they haven't even developed a curve.