Diane Alter – AHN News Reporter
New York, NY, United States (AHN) – Yes, you can be too thin and Vogue is doing something about it.
The editors of all 19 editions of the fashion magazine circulated worldwide have vowed to use only healthy models no younger than 16 in their editorial pages.
The move highlight’s the publication’s new healthy approach to body image.
Jonathan Newhouse, chairman of Vogue publisher Conde Nast International said in a statement, “Vogue believes that good health is beautiful. Vogue editors around the world want the magazine to reflect their commitment to the health of models who appear on the pages and the well-being of their readers.”
The editors have also banded together and pledged that they will instruct modeling agencies not to send them underage models, require casting directors to check models’ IDs prior to photo shoots and encourage healthy backstage working conditions including healthy and nutritious food options.
With the new policy, Vogue aims to be the modeling ambassador for good health.
Eating disorders, drug abuse and depression are cited in abundance among models, especially the younger set, as they strive to stay thin for the runway.