James scully calls out ‘distressing’ treatment of models at nyfw

by MR Magazine Staff

Casting director James Scully came out of sabbatical last night to call out the fashion industry and its treatment of models. In a series of posts on his Instagram stories, Scully detailed the phone calls, texts, and DMs he received from models and agents over the course of NYFW, explaining he was told of fittings which went ‘from 5 to over 11 hours’. He also added that some of the girls stayed in castings all night, only to be cancelled at 6am. Though he did not detail any other labels, Scully directly mentioned the SS20 Michael Kors show, which took place in New York earlier this week. Scully said, “many (models) were crying backstage at Kors. While I love and adore all of the people involved I’m becoming distressed how much I am hearing from girls that things are starting to slide backwards”. Kors’ show featured models such as the Hadid sisters and Kaia Gerber. Read more at Dazed.