Fashion isn’t known for being good at mea culpas (generally denial and escapism are what might come to mind in free-association), but today Diane von Furstenberg, designer/CFDA president, has put herself out there in an attempt to change all that. Here it is in her words:
Dear Colleagues and Designers,
I hope you are all resting from NY Fashion Week and that you are having great results from buyers and press.
As you remember, I sent you all a letter prior to the shows, emphasizing healthy models and diversity, and reminding you of our Health Guidelines.
One of the guidelines, as you know, is not to hire models under 16 in addition to making sure that all of them are properly fed.