08.06.2017

Official letter to Louis Vuitton from the Danish Minister of Health

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In the past weeks Danish model, Ulrikke Louise Lahn Høyer, who has walked the runway for Cholé, Stella McCartney and Alexnadre Vauthier, has been getting attention in both national and international press. In a Facebook post originally shared on the model's own Facebook page, Høyer describes how she was dismissed from the recent Louis Vuitton cruise fashion show in Tokyo in May 2017 because she, according to them, was “too big” despite fitting into a European size 34/36.
 

In relation to that, the Danish Minister of Health, Ellen Trane Nørby, and CEO of DAFI, Eva Kruse, on behalf of the steering committee for The Danish Fashion Ethical Charter, in a joint letter encourage Louis Vuitton to take inspiration from The Danish Fashion Ethical Charter, which seeks to ensure the well-being of Danish models.

 The Danish fashion industry has taken a lead position in safeguarding Danish models’ wellbeing in the fashion and modelling industry with an ethical charter committing clients to set of core values and general rules about promoting a natural and healthy body image.

 ”At Copenhagen Fashion Week we are very concerned about the models’ health and working conditions. In continuation of establishing the ethical charter and in cooperation with the Danish fashion industry, modelling agencies and the National Association Against Eating Disorders and Self-inflicted Harm (LMS) we have launched a health check pilot project of 16-year-old models ensuring their well-being”.  Camilla Frank, CEO of Copenhagen Fashion Week

Read the The Danish Fashion Ethical Charter here

Read more (In Danish) here

 

 

 

 

 

 

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