The care of models has long been an issue of debate. The influx of super young and super skinny models on the catwalk has caused anger among many a campaigner and now Vogue are taking a big step to wiping it out.
All 19 of the international editions of Vogue including the US, British and French issues have released a list of model guidelines which they will all be adhering to as of their recent June issues.
Among the new rules are that Vogue will no longer use any model who is under 16 years of age. They also promise to help organise mentoring programmes where older models with teach younger models the ways of the industry in order to try and protect them
The list of 6 rules states that Vogue will ‘be ambassadors for the message of healthy body image’ and will ‘encourage producers to create healthy backstage working conditions’ including provide healthy fruit and veg backstage at catwalks and on fashion shoots.
You can read all of the rules right here but from what we’ve seen we really think that having such a powerful voice as Vogue’s behind the issue could be a bit step to making the fashion environment a safer one for young models.