Una 14 year-old parading for Dior model?, exact, she is Sofia Mechetner, the new darling of the maison and the focus of the latest controversies on the catwalks. From Tel Aviv and with a past full of difficulties, Sofia has triggered a controversy-laden debate: the minimum age for parade and work in fashion, it should be regulated or supervised by agencies of models is sufficient?
Based in Jolon, Israel, of separated parents and having suffered the problems caused by the lack of money at end of month, Sofia Mechetner is living a fairy tale written in the own handwriting of Raf Simons.
This young man of Russian descent was discovered by a local agency, whose CEO volunteered to travel with her to Paris where would try to sign a contract with one major agency. The Agency rejected the young model, who by chance of fate met with Raf Simons at Dior in Paris store.
Rotem Gur, encouraged him to ask a photograph to the designer, but not before to remind you that it was before “the best, the boss” his companion in this city. RAF Simons saw potential in it and he quickly called the agency that had been denied the contract to Sofia Mechetner.
Few weeks later Sofia received a call with good news, had a offer by Dior that included a contract of two years worth of 170,000 pounds.
The young man has confessed to wanting to continue studying, “at the end and after I have only 14 years”, has admitted, although their continued presence on runways poses imminent.