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Vogue Vows To Model Health On World’s Runway

Vogue Announces "Health Initiative" June 2012

Here's what this wild curvaceous woman wants to know of  Vogue (a.k.a. Condé Nast, a.k.a. Jonathan Newhouse, chairman of Vogue publisher Condé Nast International): 1. Why only now, in 2012, did a health initiative decide to grace the pages of  your (all Vogue editions) mag and the minds of your editors, photographers, designers etc.? 2. Does this drastic move come as a way to alleviate a possible dwindling readership base because world's female population is actually not made of the stick figures that you picture on your glossy covers toddling down the runways in fairytale like designs that adorn their non-existent hips, but ultimately become the spotlight of your fashion parade? (See infographic for more information on female population.) Out of the six promises that Vogue is making to the women of the world, here are the ones that I find most appealing: * We encourage designers to consider the consequences of unrealistically small sample sizes of their clothing, which limits the range of women who can be photographed in their clothes, and encourages the use of extremely thin models. * We will not knowingly work with models under the age of 16 or who appear to have an eating disorder. We will work with models who, in our view, are healthy and help to promote a healthy body image * We will ask agents not to knowingly send us underage girls and casting directors to check IDs when casting shoots, shows and campaigns. First off, I would love to know why Vogue would work with any model "who appears to have an eating disorder," what does age matter if  the measurements have deteriorated to a scary skeleton look? Finally, but not nearly final, although as a curvaceous woman I appreciate "the encouragement towards considering the consequences of unrealistically small sample sizes of clothing," I wonder if the motive behind the enthusiasm of  the reality of sizing is fashionably geared in the right direction? Certainly, the right direction is not for the purpose of "women who can be photographed!" Shouldn't this encouragement of realistic sizes be geared towards the unlimited ways to dress these various ranges of females? Is that not the real promise that the fashion world should be making to all people they strive to design for and dress? More health issues surrounding fashion.
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