ELLE magazine signs charter on working conditions and well-being of fashion models



LVMH is proud to announce that the magazines ELLE and Version Fémina today signed the Charter on Working Relations with Fashion Models and Their Well-being, written by LVMH with Kering.

During last September’s Fashion Week, LVMH and Kering presented the new Charter, which is applied by all their houses, everywhere in the world. The Charter was prepared in close collaboration with all fashion industry stakeholders – models, agencies and casting directors. Among the key measures in the Charter, the two luxury groups confirmed that their houses would no longer allow size 32 clothes in their casting sessions and would only work with models with a medical certificate issued within the previous six months prior to a fashion shoot or runway show. The Charter also makes psychologists and coaches available to the models and in general requires that the models be treated with respect and professionalism.

At a ceremony attended by Antoine Arnault, member of the Board of Directors of LVMH, and Marie-Claire Daveu, Kering Chief Sustainability Officer and head of international institutional affairs, Erin Doherty, Editor-in-Chief of French Elle, and Catherine Roig, Editor-in-Chief of Version Fémina, signed the Charter on Working  Relations with Fashion Models and Their Well-being for their publications.

“I’m very proud that two leading magazines, Elle and Version Fémina, have signed the Charter on working relations and the well-being of models prepared by LVMH and Kering. This sends a powerful message. We are truly building awareness and the change our entire industry wants to see is happening. Working together, we will really be able to make a difference” said Antoine Arnault.