Size diversity in fashion has been a topic of debate for many years.
While some designers have already started to be more size-inclusive, other luxe brands continue to be highly criticized for their use of super-thin models. However, things are soon going to change.
On Wednesday, two of France’s largest luxury conglomerates, LVMH and Kering, announced that they would no longer work models who are size-zero. The pact created by the fashion giants, which own brands like Dior, Gucci and Louis Vuitton, requires agencies to provide medical certificates of models to prove they are healthy before they can be hired.
"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.
Antoine Arnault, a member of the LVMH board of directors, also added, “The well-being of models is of great importance to us.
Although the French law is planned to take effect on Oct. 1, the fashion companies have agreed to make the changes just in time for New York Fashion Week and will continue to London on September 15.