By Lissette Talledo
Vogue editors of all 19 editions have decided to ban the use of skinny models under 16. The purpose is an attempt to change the fashion industry for a healthier body image.
The editors made a six-point pact where they pledge to not knowingly use models under 16 or ones who appear to have an eating disorder.
Casting directors will also have to check the model’s ID before photo shoots as well as encourage healthy habits backstage.
Fashion designers will be encouraged to consider the consequences of using extremely small sample sizes.
In 2009, the Vogue editor for the UK criticized fashion houses for sending clothes too small for their models.