At amFAR Gala, Models Talk About Age Regulations and Second Careers

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The models were out last night at amFAR’s annual New York gala at Cipriani Wall Street, where beloved fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh was honored for his contributions to the foundation for AIDS research, along with Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson. One of Lindbergh’s famous photographs, of Helena Christensen with a little Martian from Italian Vogue in 1990, was included in the evening’s auction. “[It’s] easier to work with Martians than models, of course!” he said on the carpet, with a belly laugh. On the eve of New York Fashion Week, with the new child labor regulations in place for models under age 16, we asked the models present whether they were working at 16 (and how that went) and what they hope to do in their second act. Click on to see whose dad popped out of the bushes when a shoot demanded “all-nude on a horse” and who is dying be an architect when all this modeling stuff wraps up.

Models Talk About Age Laws and Second Careers