Wednesday 18 October 2017

Stick-thin models are out, says 'Vogue'

Samantha Critchell

'Vogue' magazine, perhaps the world's top arbiter of style, is making a statement about its own models: too thin is no longer in.

The 19 editors of 'Vogue' magazines around the world made a pact to project the image of healthy models, according to a Conde Nast International announcement.

They agreed to "not knowingly work with models under the age of 16 or who appear to have an eating disorder," and said they would ask casting directors to check IDs at photo shoots and fashion shows, as well as for ad campaigns.

American, French, Chinese and British editions of the fashion glossies are among those that will start following the new guidelines with their June issues.

"'Vogue' believes that good health is beautiful. Editors around the world want the magazines to reflect their commitment to the health of the models who appear on the pages and the well-being of their readers," said Conde Nast International chairman Jonathan Newhouse.

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