Over the past few years, CanadaFashionLaw has
followed a grassroots movement within the modelling community. Models are
taking it upon themselves to cohesively promote certain workplace
standards. In some instances, modelling groups have issued a Bill of
Rights. Although more 'policy' than binding law, it was a serious
step toward formalizing workplace standards for models.
Yesterday's announcement that Vogue UK signed a legally
binding contract to promote ethical workplace standards for its models is a big
step forward. Below are some of the terms:
In any other industry, these standards would be, well, standard,
Although this is a great step forward, CanadaFashionLaw can't help
but be saddened by the fact that it is a step forward.
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