After years of glamorizing emaciated children, Vogue editors have finally taken a stop back from the precipice and agreed to make a change in the models they use. From NPR:
“From June on, no models will appear in Vogue’s pages who are under 16 or who appear to suffer from any eating disorder.
“The magazine will also ask agents and casting directors to police the ages of models when casting shoots. It promises to encourage healthy eating practices among models and new practices among designers to promote the casting of models from a broader range of body sizes.
“The moves follow years of criticism of fashion magazines — and the industry more generally — in pushing young girls to believe their bodies are somehow malformed if they do not mirror those of models. The use of photoshop to whisk away blemishes and unwanted fat from the pictures of celebrities has if anything accentuated those concerns.”
That’s great news; I hope other fashion magazines choose to do this as well.