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Diane von Furstenberg’s Fashion Week health initiative


Ah, New York Fashion Week. Its long hours, impossible body and beauty standards, and booze-fueled after-parties make for an environment that’s not exactly wellness-friendly.

But according to Styleite.com, this year, fashion pioneer and CDFA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) president Diane von Furstenberg (innovator of that wardrobe staple, the wrap dress) is pushing an initiative that aims to combat eating disorders in the modeling industry and keep models healthy.

Her proposed guidelines include providing water and nutritious snacks backstage at runway shows, providing nutrition and fitness workshops for models, and educating members of the industry on eating disorder warning signs.

Perhaps she’s taking a cue from forward-thinking model Anne-Marie Van Dijk, who founded Cleanse NYC to help young models lead healthier lifestyles?

What do you think of businesses trying to make Fashion Week and modeling healthier? Tell us in the Comments, below!