Victoria Beckham Backs Fashion Campaign
Singer-turned-designer Victoria Beckham has backed a campaign urging fashion houses not to employ underweight models.
The former Spice Girls star has dabbled in various style ventures over the years, and launched her first couture clothing collection in 2008.
And in an appearance on U.S. TV show The View on Wednesday (17Feb10), she threw her support behind a new drive from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) which is encouraging the industry to be more responsible when dealing with young, vulnerable models.
Beckham says, "The CFDA have reached out to designers, stylists and casting directors not to work with underage models, girls that are too thin and to be more ethnically aware. And I think designers are listening.
"I had a casting last week and had some terribly thin girls come in and it wouldn't have worked. The campaign the CFDA has launched is called 'Health is Beauty' and they are definitely encouraging designers to work with healthier sized models."