Vogue made a bold statement today, May 4. Jonathan Newhouse, the chairman of Condé Nast International, which owns the magazine, announced that they are committed to being a good model of health to their readers.
Starting in June, Vogue will no longer use models who are younger than 16 or any that seem too thin. Casting directors will only hire models who “are healthy and help promote a healthy body image.”
The magazine also announced a multi-part pact that includes encouraging designers to reconsider samples sizes, building a mentoring program for younger models, and improving backstage working conditions.
Sounds like a smart plan! We hope more magazines follow suit.