We’ve all seen the models in Vogue Magazines, relatable or not, Vogue has decided to make a big statement to their readers. The nineteen editors of Vogue came together and made a six-point pact declaring that they will not knowingly hire any models that are under the age of sixteen or any models that appear to have an eating disorder. Their goal is to promote healthy working conditions for the models and healthy images to show the public. They are publishing this pact in their June issues.
The fashion world has had this a long time coming. Since the days of Twiggy, models have gotten thinner and thinner. Last year, a picture of Victoria’s Secret model, Candice Swanepoel, shocked the public with her dangerously thin frame. There has been much public outcry in recent years over the thin look of models. Many people have even referred to models as “hangers”.
With this new pact, Vogue is mainly focusing on the magazine models because of the audience that they want to reach. Eating disorders in girls and women have been increasing and it can definitely be attributed to what they see in magazines. Magazines photoshop almost every image of a person that is printed. Retouching and skinny models has given the public wrong ideas of how they should look. This also puts added pressure on models because they feel like they need to compete with other models to be thin so that they get booked for jobs.
Hopefully, Vogue will lead the way for other companies and publications in the fashion world to do the same. It will take some time before the real revolution of models in the fashion industry changes but Vogue is doing the right thing and taking the first step.