Looks like Ali Michael isn't the only model speaking out against the intense pressure to be thin in the the modeling industry - The CFDA's holding a panel discussion at Milk Studios next Tuesday, where Coco, Diane von Furstenberg, and Michael Kors will lead a discussion called "The Beauty of Health". We're glad another model besides Ali has decided to speak up about what really goes on behind the scenes. We think, the more that do, the less we can all ignore it. And considering Coco walked in nearly ever major show last Fashion Week, there shouldn't be any useless criticism claiming models only come forward after suffering lackluster show seasons.
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Models Have Rights Too: Learn Why Coco Rocha, Crystal Renn and More are Lending Their Support to the Model Alliance
Last night loads of leggy models--A-listers like Shalom Harlow, Doutzen Kroes, Coco Rocha and Crystal Renn among them--gathered at the Standard in the Meatpacking to sip free vodka drinks over loud music. At first glance, a typical fashion party. Only it wasn't. These models were gathered to celebrate the launch of the Model Alliance, a non-profit organization founded by Sara Ziff dedicated to "helping models in the American fashion industry organize for safe, fair, and healthy standards in their workplace."
CFDA Releases This Season's Health Initiative Guidelines
CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg caused a stir last year when 15-year-old Hailey Clauson walked in the designer's Fall 2011 show, going against the CFDA's guideline that models must be at least 16 years of age. But don't expect that to happen again this year. Or ever. In a press release reiterating the CFDA's recommended Health Initiative Guidelines, the designer has pledged that "any model walking in the Diane von Furstenberg runway will have shown i.d. prior to the show." And she's hoping other designers will follow suit: The CFDA's guidelines are recommending that all models be i.d.'d before walking, and that designers should avoid models under the age of 18 working past midnight.
Why Coco Rocha Is Pissed about Her Elle Brazil Cover
Coco Rocha has a pretty well-known no nudity or partial nudity policy when it comes to her modeling work--so it may have come as a surprise to her fa