Fashion Companies to Stop Working with Very Thin Models
Two of the world's biggest luxury goods companies will stop working with fashion models that are too thin.
The agreement, signed this week by the French companies LVMH and Kering, seeks to protect the health of fashion models. The agreement will affect well-known brands including Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs and others.
The companies' agreement meets – and goes beyond – the requirements of a new French law.
That law, which will start on October 1, requires male and female models to show health certificates received within the past two years.
LMVH and Kering said their new agreement would shorten that requirement to six months.
LMVH and Kering also agreed to ban the use of female models who are below a French woman's size 34. That is similar to a U.S. size 0-2 and a U.K. size 6.
The two groups said they hoped to set a new standard for the fashion industry.
"We hope to inspire the entire industry to follow suit, thus making a real difference in the working conditions of fashion models industry-wide," Kering CEO Francois-Henri Pinault said in a statement.
Unlike the French law, the agreement will apply to the international Kering and LVMH brands.
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本周，法国奢侈品集团LVMH（路威酩轩集团）和开云集团（Kering）签署了这份协议，该协议旨在保护模特的身体健康 。该协议还将影响迪奥、古驰、路易·威登、马克·雅可布及其他顶级品牌 。
路威酩轩集团和开云集团同意，不再聘用身材小于34号（法国标准）的女模特 。法国的34号约等于美国的0-2尺码和英国的6号尺码 。
开云集团首席执行官弗朗克斯·皮诺特（Francois-Henri Pinault）在声明表示：“我们希望激发整个产业来遵循这项标准，从而对整个时装业的氛围产生真正的影响” 。