Kering (owner of Gucci, YSL, Balenciaga and Bottega Veneta) and LVMH (Louis Vuitton, Celine, Givenchy and Marc Jacobs) have created “The Charter on the Working Relations with Fashion Models and their Well-Being.” The charter includes a series of company-wide commitments to improve work conditions.
But the item that’s drawn the most attention and headlines is the ban on size 32 female models — translated into North American sizes, that means the brands will no longer cast size zero female models in advertising campaigns or runway shows.
Kering and LVMH’s ban on size zero is being presented as a victory for body diversity in fashion.
And the industry has much to answer for in how it promotes narrow — and sometimes dangerous — definitions of what’s attractive and desirable.
Unless your prompt or assignment states otherwise, youll need to follow some basic conventions when writing your persuasive essay.
This helps your reader know exactly what you are arguing. Example: If you understand how important it is for students to have the right to dress themselves, it is your civic duty to attend your local school counsel meeting and demand that this proposal be rejected. The prosecutor must explain what the evidence shows.The aim of this law is to address unattainable beauty ideals and to prevent eating disorders.(And as of next month, digitally altered images of fashion models will have to be labeled as retouched.) Italy, Spain and Israel have also enacted laws forbidding the casting of “unnaturally” skinny models.In March, Kering’s Balenciaga fired two casting directors after they reportedly left over 150 models waiting for hours in a dark stairwell while they went for lunch.Also in March, France’s advertising watchdog asked Kering’s Yves Saint Laurent to modify two ads after complaints that they were degrading to women.But an outright ban on a particular size seems like just another way to tell one set of women that their bodies are somehow wrong.The onus, after all, is on models to verify their health, not on designers to think more creatively and expansively on how to design clothes that flatter all kinds of women.But criticism over how models are treated has prompted several countries to bring in protective measures.Besides France, Israel banned ultra-thin models in 2013 while countries such as Italy and Spain rely on voluntary codes of conduct.The brands committed to working solely with models who can provide a doctor’s certificate obtained less than six months before a shoot or fashion show attesting to their good health and to put a psychologist at their disposal during their work.The new rules, which follow a wave of criticism of fashion companies this year, will come into effect ahead of Paris Fashion Week this month.