Fashion forum on health issues brings design legends together

on Wednesday,March 24,2010 13:03


A panel of fashion icons met at Harvard Business School last night to discuss issues such as age and health in their industry, the Boston Herald reports.

Designer Michael Kors, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova attended the event, which was hosted by Massachusetts General Hospital's Harris Center for Education and Advocacy in Eating Disorders.

The fashion industry moguls discussed the common problem of unhealthy eating habits among models, including anorexia as well as excessive drinking and smoking. All three expressed their support for a Council of Fashion Designers of America initiative that calls for health standards and age requirements for models in runway shows, according to the news source.

Kors went one step further by pledging not to use models under the age of 16 for his shows.

When asked what changes she thought needed to be made in the industry, Wintour offered attendees one of her signature to-the-point responses, saying "we should just feel happy about today."

A total of $150,000 was raised by the event, which will support the Harris Center, according to the Boston Globe.
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