(We just received this. It does seem to be more and more of an issue these days -especially with such high unemployment among young people just starting out. Does the industry take unfair advantage of those who want to get their foot in the door of fashion by using unpaid workers?. - Ernest Schmatolla
For Immediate Release:
Press Contact: Sasha Hamaad
firstname.lastname@example.org or 646.469.6507
WHAT: Reclaiming Fashion Week as Interns’ Night Out, fashion workers who are members of the Retail Action Project (RAP) will conduct a video projection highlighting the fashion industry’s overreliance on unpaid interns during Fashion Week, distributing information on intern rights.
WHERE: Lincoln Center, NW corner of Broadway and 65th Street in front of Alice Tully Cafe.
WHEN: Monday, February 13th, at 6pm
WHY: Many young fashionistas are becoming career interns—with fewer opportunities for professional advancement, they go from one unpaid fashion internship to the next, supporting themselves on retail jobs. Meanwhile, many stylists and make-up artists are seeing their colleagues displaced by interns. D uring Fashion Week, fashion workers are competing with unpaid interns to dress models and do other work that was once paid.
WHO: Stylists, make-up artists, and other fashion workers.