The upcoming New York Fashion Week is making models’ changing areas more private in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
Models will now have more private changing for fashion shows and will include one private dressing room for underage models, the New York Post reported. The backstage will also be revamped to include three “quiet rooms,” which will allow models to have more space to relax between shows.
A new rule will also ban nearly all journalists and photographers from backstage once the models change into their designer outfits. (RELATED: Texts Surface Of Asia Argento Claiming She Had Sex With Jimmy Bennett)
“The #MeToo movement created a space for models to speak out about harassment, assault or other issues that violated their personal well-being,” Council of Fashion Designers of America chief executive Steven Kolb said, according to the New York Post.
He also noted that “the industry is now holding itself accountable to protecting models.”
Fashion publications are also following in the footsteps of the #MeToo movement. Vogue announced on Aug. 16 that they will no longer include models under the age of 18 in their spreads. Vogue publisher Condé Nast also introduced new guidelines for photoshoots after reports alleged that models were inappropriately touched.
New York Fashion Week will run from Sept. 6 until Sept. 14.
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