The pledge also puts a ban on underage models, in an attempt to demonstrate a more realistic and healthy representation of adult women’s bodies.
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“Vogue believes that good health is beautiful," said Jonathan Newhouse, of Conde Nast International, Vogue’s parent company. "Vogue editors around the world want the magazines to reflect their commitment to the health of the models who appear on the pages and the wellbeing of their readers.”
The pledge contains six points and will appear in the June issues of the magazines participating. All of the editors have agreed not to knowingly work with models under the age of 16 or “who appear to have an eating disorder”.
The pledge also extends to require modelling agencies to be stricter on the criteria for sending models to Vogue and fashion designers to reconsider sending unrealistically small sample dress sizes for shoots.
"The use of underage models is linked to financial exploitation, eating disorders, interrupted schooling, and contributes to models' overall lack of empowerment in the workplace," the Model Alliance said in a statement, adding that it welcome’s Vogue’s “impressive lead”.
"We simply believe that 14 is too young to be working in this very grown-up industry, and we're glad that Conde Nast International is making this commitment."
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