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Exclusive: VFiles Intern Files premiere

A model, a tween and a 57-year-old gynaecologist battle it out for the most prestigious prize of all: an unpaid internship at VFiles

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As part of our new summer US project States of Independence, we've invited our favourite 30 American curators, magazines, creatives and institutions to take over Dazed for a day. Today, as part of our State of Fashion week, the radical New York-based brand, store and online phenomenon VFiles is curating our content – from Preston Chaunsumlit's top ten model files moments, to their very own dA-Zed guide to VFiles. 

A wise man once said that the road to success starts with an internship at VFiles. Ok, so it was Preston Chaunsumlit in an episode of Model Files, but the sentiment still stands. Today, VFiles are giving Dazed the debut on their new show Intern Files, where brave wannabe VFiles interns go head-to-head for the ultimate prize: unpaid labour. The first episode sees the six hopefuls split into two teams and sent on a task to return clothes to Nicola Formichetti's studio and be back at VFiles in 45 minutes. Tbh, it's the only show imaginable in which a 57-year-old gyno called Dr Pink and his small dog Bubbles would wind up in the same team as a tween in a Mac DeMarco tee. Watch the video below to find out who is one step closer to their goal, and whose career is over before it even began...After all, to cite another gem of Preston wisdom: "It's not all about winning. It's about how you win."

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