Directores de casting de Balenciaga son despedidos por acusaciones de maltrato a modelos

Directores de casting de Balenciaga son despedidos por acusaciones de maltrato a modelos

Directores de casting de Balenciaga son despedidos por acusaciones de maltrato a modelos

Moda & Estilo

"Algunas chicas con las que hablé quedaron traumatizadas", cuenta el director de casting James Scully.

2 marzo, 2017

El director de casting James Scully, hizo una publicación en su cuenta personal de Instagram, donde acusa a agencia Madia & Ramy –contratada por la casa de moda Balenciaga para su desfile en la Semana de la Moda en París–, de abuso y maltrato a las modelos.

“Celebraron el casting en el que hicieron esperar a más de 150 chicas en una escalera, les dijeron que tenían que estar ahí durante más de tres horas para ser vistas”, comentó Scully en la publicación. Según él, las modelos no quieren continuar trabajando con Balenciaga, Hermés o Elie Saab por temor a seguir siendo tratadas como “animales”.

Ante las acusaciones expuestas por Scully, quien además dice que “algunas chicas con las que hablé quedaron traumatizadas”, Balenciaga actuó de forma rápida y emitió un comunicado al respecto. “La casa reaccionó inmediatamente, haciendo cambios radicales en el proceso de casting, incluyendo el cese de contrato con la actual agencia.”

En el mismo post de Instagram, James Scully, menciona supuestos intentos de varias casas de moda de infiltrar menores de edad en sus desfiles, y a Lanvin de racismo por “no querer incluir mujeres de color”. Esta última fue defendida por una portavoz de la firma, alegando que “son completamente falsas y sin argumentos.”

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So 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

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(Fuente: Haper’s Bazar)