The CFDA Health Initiative was put in place to help everyone involved in fashion, New York Fashion Week particularly, make sure the models are healthy. CFDA president Diane Von Furstenberg drafted guidelines for the program that she e-mailed around this morning:
· Educate the industry to identify the early warning signs in an individual at risk of developing an eating disorder.
· Encourage models who may have an eating disorder to seek professional help in order to continue modeling. And models who are receiving professional help for an eating disorder should not continue modeling without that professional’s approval.