NEW YORK — Politicians and models turned out Tuesday to celebrate a new child labor law that aims to end the exploitation of underage models in New York’s fashion industry.
Signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo late Monday night, children working in the fashion and modeling industries will now be provided the same protections afforded to other young performers in the entertainment sector.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"