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Kors Sets Model Age Minimum

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At a Harvard Business School forum last night, designer Michael Kors set an industry standard, announcing that he will no longer employ models under the age of 16. Kors is one of the first major American designers to impose an age minimum on his models and he also expressed concern for more supervision of models under the age of 18. Kors, along with fashion industry heavyweights like Anna Wintour and supermodel Natalia Vodianova (no stranger to being a young model herself), was part of a forum discussion at the school to prevent and treat eating disorders. Kors' announcement also arrives in a timely manner considering the Terry Richardson underage model scandal. [The Boston Globe, previously]