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  • jamespscullySo true to my promise at #bofvoices that I would be a voice for any models, agents or all who see things wrong with this business I'm disappointed to come to Paris and hear that the usual suspects are up to the same tricks. I was very disturbed to hear from a number of girls this morning that yesterday at the Balenciaga casting Madia & Rami (serial abusers) held a casting in which they made over 150 girls wait in a stairwell told them they would have to stay over 3 hours to be seen and not to leave. In their usual fashion they shut the door went to lunch and turned off the lights, to the stairs leaving every girl with only the lights of their phones to see. Not only was this sadistic and cruel it was dangerous and left more than a few of the girls I spoke with traumatized. Most of the girls have asked to have their options for Balenciaga cancelled as well as Hermes and Ellie Saab who they also cast for because they refuse to be treated like animals. Balenciaga part of Kering it is a public company and these houses need to know what the people they hire are doing on their behalf before a well deserved law suit comes their way. On top of that I have heard from several agents, some of whom are black that they have received mandate from Lanvin that they do not want to be presented with women of color. And another big house is trying to sneak 15 year olds into paris! It's inconceivable to me that people have no regard for human decency or the lives and feelings of these girls, especially when too too many of these models are under the age of 18 and clearly not equipped to be here but god forbid well sacrifice anything or anyone for an exclusive right? If this behavior continues it's gonna be a long cold week in paris. Please keep sharing your stories with me and I will continue to to share them for you. It seems to be the only way we can force change and give the power back to you models and agents where it rightfully belongs. And I encourage any and all to share this post #watchthisspace

  • bicophoto@soniabenmaaouia I was just reading all this comments and yours stood out like an eye sore.... just so you know, my daughter is a model and I heard the same thing here in NYC. It was 2 years ago as I was helping my daughter in the castings. Maida, the casting director did exactly the same thing but it was for dinner and not lunch.... most of the girls were there until 2:30am!!!!
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  • soniabenmaaouia@bicophoto then sorry for your daughter, didn't know that. I just had another version of what happened at Balenciaga
  • ju.a.v😱😱😱 shame on Hermes Lanvin Balenciaga!!!!!!
  • ingaradugamodels👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Big respect!
  • iammariaborges@jamespscully 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿
  • dfordoll@soniabenmaaouia not if it against the villains😤
  • dfordollI been reading about this!!! What horrible humans
  • emmalloviseThank You So Much For Being A Voice, for all those models who are bullied into silence. And that you are not afraid of showing emotions. ✨🌟🌙👁👁✨⭐❤✌🏼
  • isabellestudiofantastic post I do hope things improve , bravo! 👏👏😘
  • cerysbreeze@taylordiego_ read the caption
  • youngyellahh@sariefagerman
  • varshathapaWow! Thank you James! I really admire you for speaking up for us! We have had a long journey of dealing with people like these, especially racist people in my case! I would love to share with you my experiences! Thank you for giving us a platform to voice our concerns! God bless you!
  • ines_atlBravo ! 🙏👌⭐️😊
  • ginakanemakeupAmazing post 👏👏👏👏
  • angie_lincTrue
  • aliceafterall👏👏👏
  • fallxwinterxspringxsummerBravo @jamespscully for extending your compassion. In New York, the models rush around, but never heard about locking in the room .... i'm suprised. Damn shame, in Paris maybe ....
  • virginielentulusgod. we need a all planet of people like you. thanks to let people know about this...#model
  • dariamartina999important and so simply well put
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