Editors from 19 editions of the iconic fashion publication have agreed on The Health Initiative, which in part states they will no longer work with models so thin they “appear to have an eating disorder”.
Cindy had little to say on the topic when quizzed about it recently.
“Honestly, not really,” she told jezebel.com, when asked if she had any thoughts on it. “I don’t know. I guess it’s… great.
“But that was never one of my issues, so. I think that the fashion industry is in the consumers’ hands. Because if they buy into it, nothing will change. If consumers don’t like it that models are too skinny, or too young, and they don’t buy the magazines, then believe me, then the magazines will have to change.”
Cindy went on to discuss what she thinks models are up against at the moment. Although she admits things might have changed since she was in fashion, she feels too many regulations won’t benefit the industry.
“If you make too many rules — like, ‘You can’t work this many hours’ — it doesn’t work, because sometimes you have to. Sometimes you have to get up early or be prepared to do the job in the freezing cold. I think that, again though, models have to have a voice and speak up for themselves, every day, on the job…People have to respect each other. And if you’re working with someone who doesn’t respect you, then leave,” she said.
Janice Dickinson has also cast aspersions on the initiative, citing the editor of Vogue as the reason.
“Please, look at Anna Wintour, she’s thinner than thin… This new rule, I just don’t buy it,” she told FOX News.
Tyra Banks has previously praised the new rules, as has Milla Jovovich.