Magazine Vogue – one of the most influential publications in the fashion world – has announced its new policy that it would no longer work with too young and too thin models. The relevant agreement was signed, reports Associated Press, on Thursday, May 3, by all 19 chief editors of magazines Vogue, coming from around the world.
Chief editors of Vogue, announced the publishing house Conde Nast International, which owns the magazine, have agreed to ban the models younger than 16 years, as well as those who have symptoms of eating disorders.
The new editorial policy requires the models to submit age certificates at the time of shoots, selection for fashion shows and ad campaigns. Vogue also intends to promote the creation of healthy working conditions during shooting and fashion shows, including providing models with healthy diets. In addition, the publication has encouraged designers to consider and think about the consequences of using unfeasibly small size of clothing samples, because that has to involve excessively thin models.
In the U.S., Britain, France and China, Vogue will start implement this policy effective from the June issue, and in Japan – from July.
Possibility of the ban on working with too skinny and too young models in other editions of Conde Nast, including, for example, the magazine Glamour, is not considered as of now, said a press release of the publishing house.
Anyway, timing of the ban by Vogue could not have come at a better time, looking at abuses and exploitation linked to the fashion industry in which girls in their early teens are a very soft target. In regards to skinny models, they can’t be called as “role models” for a healthy society.
So, we have a point here to discuss, whether the ban by Vogue Magazine is in the right direction?
Powered by Facebook Comments