Marc Jacobs Defends Non-Payment of Models on Twitter: 'If They Don't Want To Work W/ Us, They Don't Have To'

To get you up to speed, Jezebel ran a piece today called "Marc Jacobs Doesn't Pay His Models, Says Model." The model they're referring to is Hailey Hasbrook, a 17-year-old from Oregon, who keeps a blog in which she detailed her experiences working during New York Fashion Week last month, which she also spoke about briefly in an interview with WWD. Of particular interest is her account of working with Marc Jacobs. And while she says she had fun and everyone was really nice, there were definitely some rules broken. Jenna Sauers points out that Marc Jacobs violated (another) CFDA guideline which asks that under-18 models not be kept working past midninght.
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To get you up to speed, Jezebel ran a piece today called "Marc Jacobs Doesn't Pay His Models, Says Model." The model they're referring to is Hailey Hasbrook, a 17-year-old from Oregon, who keeps a blog in which she detailed her experiences working during New York Fashion Week last month, which she also spoke about briefly in an interview with WWD. Of particular interest is her account of working with Marc Jacobs. And while she says she had fun and everyone was really nice, there were definitely some rules broken. Jenna Sauers points out that Marc Jacobs violated (another) CFDA guideline which asks that under-18 models not be kept working past midninght.
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To get you up to speed, Jezebel ran a piece today called "

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Twitter squabbles aside, Marc Jacobs (both the company and its designer) sound pretty stuck in their ways. And because models of all ages are no doubt eager for a chance to walk in what is arguably New York Fashion Week's most important show, this kind of thing will continue to happen. What do you think of Marc Jacobs' defiant attitude about it all?

We have reached out to Marc Jacobs for comment but did not immediately hear back.

Update: The model, Hailey Hasbrook, responded to Jezebel, saying she loved working for Marc Jacobs and preferred getting paid in trade. Read it here.