Well…technically at least. The New York Times just reported that Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a legislation this past Monday night recognizing all models under the age of 18 as child performers. The supposition is that that this will dissuade designers from working with models so young.
Though the Times mentions a recent trend in which designers work with more established models further into their 20s, I remember hearing a makeup artist express concern over the rising number of very young ones that he found himself working with. He went on to suggest that it was actually becoming more and more commonplace, and cited their youth as something he felt uncomfortable erasing with makeup.
Let’s see what February looks like, eh?