14-year-old Polish model Monika Jagaciak was banned from the catwalk at Australian Fashion Week amid continuing controversy over the sexualisation of young girls in the fashion industry.
A photo-shoot of Monika Jagaciak by Australian Vogue was also called off after the editor said she had not realised the Polish teenager’s age.
Organisers of Australian Fashion Week in Sydney banned all under-16s from the catwalk after furious public debate over the use of youngsters in an industry already under fire over anorexia and drug use.
It follows a similar decision ahead of London Fashion Week last September and brings the Australian event into line with shows in other leading cities. [Daily Mail]
After the jump, view a few more pictures of the young model in the May 2008 issue of Jalouse magazine.
Photo source: TFS