Do Fashion Models Need Workplace Protections?

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Ever-thinner fashion models, often Photoshopped to look even more waifish, have been worrying health advocates for years. Many in the fashion industry have begun to embrace healthier models, sometimes coined “plus-size.” But most high-end designers still want the clothes hanger look when it comes to model casting. Now lawmakers in many fashion capitals have started to regulate the industry to encourage healthier standards and California may be next. There’s a bill moving through the legislature that would give more workplace protections to models. 

Credits

Guest:
Susan Scafidi - Director of Fashion Law Institute at Fordham Law School - @CounterfeitChic

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Laura Swisher, Sarah Sweeney