Coco Rocha on ‘Plus-Size’ Models: “It’s About Time We’re Mixing it Up” by InStyle UK

Speaking to Page Six backstage at the Herve Leger show at New York Fashion Week, the 25-year-old model said: “I don’t like that fact that we’re saying they’re ‘plus-size.’ I think models are models.”

This is an interesting Fashion Week article from InStyle featuring my opinion of model size diversity, and also revealing a recent change that has been made at a top agency. Check it out here! xx

Coco Rocha on ‘Plus-Size’ Models: “It’s About Time We’re Mixing it Up” by InStyle UK

Speaking to Page Six backstage at the Herve Leger show at New York Fashion Week, the 25-year-old model said: “I don’t like that fact that we’re saying they’re ‘plus-size.’ I think models are models.”

This is an interesting Fashion Week article from InStyle featuring my opinion of model size diversity, and also revealing a recent change that has been made at a top agency. Check it out here! xx

How New York’s Recently Passed Model Law Could Change Fashion Week by Fashionista.com

I think it’s a pivotal point in fashion,” Model Alliance member Coco Rocha tells us. “This fashion week is kind of a moment in time where we’re changing the history of fashion, and I’m excited to be part of it”.

I got a chance to sound off on Fashionista.com to discuss how the new Model Alliance law could affect NYFW. As you know, the recent passing of a law protecting underaged models last November was a huge victory for the modeling industry. Fashion Week begins February 6th, and I am anxious to see the results of this new legislation.
Click here to read the full article!

How New York’s Recently Passed Model Law Could Change Fashion Week by Fashionista.com

I think it’s a pivotal point in fashion,” Model Alliance member Coco Rocha tells us. “This fashion week is kind of a moment in time where we’re changing the history of fashion, and I’m excited to be part of it”.

I got a chance to sound off on Fashionista.com to discuss how the new Model Alliance law could affect NYFW. As you know, the recent passing of a law protecting underaged models last November was a huge victory for the modeling industry. Fashion Week begins February 6th, and I am anxious to see the results of this new legislation.

Click here to read the full article!


A New Alliance Steps Up to Protect a New Generation of ModelsBy Steven Greenhouse for The New York TimesSara Ziff was a 14-year-old student at the Bronx High School of Science when a fashion photographer “discovered” her as she was returning to her family’s apartment in Greenwich Village.Within months, she was modeling for Calvin Klein and Seventeen magazine, but she soon encountered some compromising situations. When her modeling agency sent her to a photographer’s apartment for a shoot, he told her to take off all her clothes. At age 15, she was sent to another shoot where drugs flowed freely and she was ordered to pose against a backdrop of explicit images from an adult magazineAt 16, Ms. Rocha recalled that she was 108 pounds and 5-feet-11. Still, she said her agency pressured her to lose weight.Years later, Anna Wintour, the longtime Vogue editor who now is artistic director for Condé Nast, Vogue’s parent, invited Ms. Rocha to join a panel on how to improve the industry. Ms. Wintour, she said, “made me think I could really help change the industry to the good if I found the right place.” For her, that place is the Model Alliance.“I want to leave the industry as not just someone who had some covers and some campaigns, but as someone who improved the industry,” Ms. Rocha said.“It’s a great industry. I love it. But like all industries, it needs some change.”READ MORE HERE - http://nyti.ms/1cts4nG

Great new article about The Model Alliance in today’s New York Times. Please check it out! Xx Coco

A New Alliance Steps Up to Protect a New Generation of Models
By Steven Greenhouse for The New York Times

Sara Ziff was a 14-year-old student at the Bronx High School of Science when a fashion photographer “discovered” her as she was returning to her family’s apartment in Greenwich Village.

Within months, she was modeling for Calvin Klein and Seventeen magazine, but she soon encountered some compromising situations. When her modeling agency sent her to a photographer’s apartment for a shoot, he told her to take off all her clothes. At age 15, she was sent to another shoot where drugs flowed freely and she was ordered to pose against a backdrop of explicit images from an adult magazine

At 16, Ms. Rocha recalled that she was 108 pounds and 5-feet-11. Still, she said her agency pressured her to lose weight.

Years later, Anna Wintour, the longtime Vogue editor who now is artistic director for Condé Nast, Vogue’s parent, invited Ms. Rocha to join a panel on how to improve the industry. Ms. Wintour, she said, “made me think I could really help change the industry to the good if I found the right place.” For her, that place is the Model Alliance.

“I want to leave the industry as not just someone who had some covers and some campaigns, but as someone who improved the industry,” Ms. Rocha said.

“It’s a great industry. I love it. But like all industries, it needs some change.”

READ MORE HERE - http://nyti.ms/1cts4nG

Great new article about The Model Alliance in today’s New York Times. Please check it out! Xx Coco