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Back in May, editors at all 19 editions of Vogue took a six-point pledge called the Health Initiative that outlined restrictions on model use to the end of encouraging “a healthier approach to body image within the industry.” Clause number one? Don’t knowingly work with models under 16.
Du Juan, Sui He, Fei Fei Sun, Liu Wen, Ming Xi, and Shu Pei pose in a veritable floral rainbow for the Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin lensed cover of the September issue of Vogue China. And if you think about it, the fact that September issue cover features an all star cast of Asian models should be about as notable as American Vogue featuring a rich, white actress. But when you factor in that only four of its last 12 covers have featured Asian models at all, well, then it’s a whole new story.
With all of the drama surrounding magazine spreads that make little girls look like mature women, it’s refreshing to see a fashion mag feature an age-appropriate editorial. While Lindsey Wixson and Hailey Clauson are quite a bit older than the Vogue Paris kids, they are still only 16 and 15, respectively. Vogue China appears to understand that.
Model Marloes Horst recently posed in nothing (literally) but a bunch of fake tattoos for a spread titled, Tattoo Me Beautiful in China Vogue’s May 2010 issue. We’ll admit it: we’re a little into the tattoo trend. But these tattoos? Not so much.