Vogue‘s Health Initiative has proven to be more difficult to abide by than its editors may have thought. About one week ago, we called Vogue China out on possibly using an underage model in its August issue–two months after the Health Initiative and its ban on models under 16 was announced. The model Ondria Hardin’s agent would not tell us her birthdate. But, today, Vogue UK confirms she was indeed 15 at the time.
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Yesterday, we reported on Anna Wintour’s mysterious trip to China. Now, thanks to, um, Shanghaiist, we know a little more. First of all, Anna didn’t go it alone-she’s there with American Vogue‘s Director of Special Events Sylvana Ward Durrett. Thanks to some kind of Chinese version of Tumblr/Twitter and Google Translator, we’ve determined Anna is there to speak at some sort of forum at the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum of Fine Art in Beijing, where people will be able to ask her questions. The event is set to take place today.
Anna and Sylvana also paid a visit to Vogue China’s offices to meet with their Editor in Chief Angelica Cheung, who looks like an edgier, more asymmetrical version of Anna.
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