NO MORE ZEROS
The fashion industry is digesting the possible impact of a ban on size-zero and under-age models announced by the two biggest luxury conglomerates, LVMH and Kering, last month. The two group’s new charter takes effect with the spring/summer 2018 season and affects top brands such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Saint Laurent and Christian Dior.
“Respecting the dignity of all women has always been both a personal commitment for me and a priority,” said Francois-Henri Pinault, Chairman and CEO of Kering, of the ban. “We hope to inspire the entire industry to follow suit, thus making a real difference in the workings of fashion models industry-wide.”
Antoine Arnault, a member of the LVMH Board of Directors, declared his company’s commitment to their charter: “The well-being of models is of great importance to us. As the leader in the luxury sector, we believe it is our role to be at the forefront of this initiative. We have the responsibility of building new standards for fashion and we hope to be followed by other players in our sectors.”