[News] Vogue Bans Skinny and Underaged Models
Nineteen Vogue editors have pledged to use only healthy models on their editorial pages and banned underage models, to maintain a healthy and realistic depiction of adult women’s bodies. The editors have agreed on six points, that will appear in Vogue’s June issue, which includes not knowingly work with models under the age of 16 or “who appear to have an eating disorder”. Vogue will require modeling agencies to be more strict when it comes to sending models that have unrealistically small sample dress sizes for shoots and have vowed to promote healthier practices for models by ensuring healthy food options on set.
Jonathan Newhouse (of Vogue’s parent company):
“Vogue believes that good health is beautiful. Vogue editors around the world want the magazines to reflect their commitment to the health of the models who appear on the pages and the wellbeing of their readers.”