Don’t get me wrong, I don’t care that there are women that are a size 0, more power to you girl. The only thing that I actually care about is when fashion brands ONLY have size 0 models wearing their clothes, they’re giving little girls who are looking at said models, a basket full of body image issues.
Now, LVMH and Kering, the parents companies behind every major luxury fashion house you know and love, created a new charter to have female models be a minimum French size 34 (a U.S. size 2) and a French 44 for men (extra small). Both companies have also agreed not use men or women under the age of 16 to model adult clothes.
Gucci, Céline, Louis Vuitton, and Dior (all a part of LVMH or Kering) are among brands who have pledged to abandon size 0 models.
According to BBC the models will also have to present a valid medical certificate to prove that they are fit for work.
Antoine Arnault, an LVMH director said,
“We have the responsibility of building new standards for fashion and we hope to be followed by other players in our sector.”
Nicely done, fashion world.