Two French fashion houses are no longer allowing size zero models to take part in their shows and photo shoots.
The two French fashion houses behind the ban on size zero models are LVMH and Kering. According to a charter released by these two groups, they will no longer women below size 34 or men below size 44 to take part in their events.
The ban on size zero models also has some extra restrictions. This includes models having to present a medical slip from a doctor saying that they are in good health. This slips can be from up to six months prior to a fashion show or shoot.
LVMH and Kering are also taking extra steps to ensure the mental health of their models. This will have them offering a dedicated psychologist/therapist to them during their hours of work.
The new charter from LVMH and Kering doesn’t just include a ban on size zero models. It also has new outlines for models age 18 and under. This includes not allowing these models to take part in fashion shows or photo shoots where they would be representing adults.
Here are the other guidelines that the fashion houses will be following for models between the ages of 16 and 18.
- They can’t work from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
- The models must have a chaperon/guardian with them.
- They must be housed in the same rooms as their chaperon/guardian.
- The fashion houses require that these models keep up their school attendance.
You can see more about the ban on size zero models and restrictions on young models at this link.
LVMH and Kering own several well-known fashion brands. This includes Christian Dior, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci.
As of this writing, William White did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.