by Genna Buck
Originally published: September 10, 2017
If major French fashion companies are serious about their new promise, zero will no longer be the runway sample size.
In the words of a former Canadian model, “It’s about time.”
Oshawa, Ont., native Madison Schill, who once wore a double-zero as a talent with international agency Ford Models, is thrilled that French fashion giants Kering and LVMH have established a charter pledging not to cast models who wear a size zero.
The charter also contains a wholesale ban on under-16s modelling adult clothing, restricts teenage models’ work hours, and requires that models of all ages have access to a therapist.