Tuesday, September 12, 2017

‘They told me I was disgusting’: A former model's experience with being directed to lose weight - METRO NEWS CANADA

by Genna Buck 
Originally published: September 10, 2017
Publisher: Metronews.ca

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.