Wednesday, May 15, 2019

New Minimum Age Restrictions For Models Declared

Modeling Newsflash: Industry Powerhouse Luxury Brand Owner Kering Declares New Hiring Age Minimum of 18 for All Its Labels


Gucci Runway via Vogue.com Photo by Getty Images

Today’s announcement that Kering, the luxury group behind Gucci, Saint Laurent, and Balenciaga, among others, will only hire models over 18 to represent adults on its runway shows and photo shoots could change all of that. As one of the most powerful forces in the industry, Kering has the ability to enact change at a scale few can match, something its chairman and CEO, Fran├žois-Henri Pinault, acknowledges. “As a global luxury group, we are conscious of the influence exerted on younger generations in particular by the images produced by our Houses,” he said in a statement. “We believe that we have a responsibility to put forward the best possible practices in the luxury sector and we hope to create a movement that will encourage others to follow suit.”


Read the full report on Vogue.com 

                                                               XOXO Shelley

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