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I would love to hear your opinions on this peeps!
Okay, so a while back I wrote a piece about the Model Alliance; a organization aimed at improving working conditions in the fashion industry, and how they were striving for rights, regulations, and just overall a more….humane fashion industry. The model alliance’s drafted “Bill of Rights” mostly focuses on preventing sexual abuses in the industry by proposing the ban of using underage models for nude photoshoots, allowing models report abuse confidentially, and having private change rooms for models that photographers could NOT have access to.
Quite frankly I’m disgusted that these things aren’t even guaranteed yet. Allowing underage girls to pose nude is CHILD PORNOGRAPHY, and not being able to change privately is a violation of the basic human right of privacy. How are either of these things considered professionally acceptable?
Anyway’s, a few days ago Vogue, the magazine, issued a mandate that would eliminate the use of unhealthily thin girls and girls under the age of 16, develop a mentoring program for young models, encourage healthy food options and a respect for privacy, and encourage designers to create clothing with a larger sample size.
I know its only a “mandate” and a lot of the points (all of which can be read here) are hard to implement, but this is a HUGE step forward for the industry. Vogue is a big name and other magazines and fashion companies are sure to follow.
Undoubtedly the Model Alliance has influenced this decision and I commend them for their perseverance and initiative.
Anyways, one small step for vogue, one giant leap for fashion!