Vogue bans some models, but will it help?
A new decision by the magazine is widely welcomed, but the wording leaves it open to confusion and potential legal challenges.
Vogue slaps worldwide ban on under-16 models
The editors of all 19 editions of Vogue pledged to use only healthy models no younger than 16 in an attempt to shift fashion’s approach to body image.
Israel outright bans too-skinny models
It’s a confusing world — while the average woman is a size 14 in the United States, that is also the line where plus-sized clothing starts (generally, size 14 and up). But a plus-sized model is usually around a size 8 or so (the woman in the image above, for example is a plus model), while ‘straight-sized’ models are size 0-2.
Israel’s new law mandates that models working in Israel prove that they are not malnourished, by producing medical records. (The country will use World Health Organization standards, wherein a body-mass index below 18.5 is indicative of malnutrition.) In addition, any advertisement published for the Israeli market must include a disclosure line if the model was digitally altered to look thinner.”