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Are Vogue's New Rules Enough?

This article is from Issue 58: Jul/Aug 2012

When Ana Carolina Reston died at the age of 21, she was 5'8" and weighed 88 pounds. The Brazilian supermodel’s death, due to complications from anorexia, sparked a debate about the fashion industry’s standards for models. Six years and several model deaths later, publishing conglomerate and owner of Vogue, Condé Nast, has set in place new guidelines for its models’ age and weight, pledging to not knowingly work with models under the age of 16 or those who appear to have an eating disorder.