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Big news for those of us who are tired of seeing 90-pound models on every page of our fashion magazines.
Vogue has just announced a new Health Initiative-- a pact between 19 of Vogue's international editors-in-chief.
The purpose, according to Vogue.com, is to "encourage a healthier approach to body image within the industry."
What does that mean for readers? Very good things! Read on to find out!
For one thing, the international editors are promising to work with models who are healthy in their view, and promote a healthy body image.
For another, Vogue editors are pledging to become ambassadors who will promote healthy body image.
"Vogue believes that good health is beautiful," Jonathan Newhouse, Condé Nast International chairman, said. "Vogue editors around the world want the magazines to reflect their commitment to the health of the models who appear on the pages and the wellbeing of their readers."
I can't tell you how excited I am to read this news. Paging through fashion magazines has become simply depressing over the last several years, as models have grown thinner and thinner and thinner. I remember a time when models all were a "standard size six." Today, they are all size zero or two.
I have longed for a return to the time when models like Cindy Crawford, Helena Christensen, Naomi Campbell, and Linda Evangelista provided us with images of the types of bodies we all aspired to have-- These were women who had muscles and curves and were in the best shape of their lives. So many of the models today just look ... sick. And I don't know about you, but I don't want to see that in my magazines.
I believe that the fact that Vogue is leading the way in this Health Initiative is HUGE, and that other magazine editors will soon fall in line as well.
Once that happens, hopefully, the Hollywood actresses won't be far behind ...
What do you think about Vogue's new Health Initiative? Will it work?
Image via Vogue