Isabella Rossellini Covers Vogue Italia for New Health Initiative
Looks like Vogue Italia is taking the new Health Initiative to heart.
Franca Sozzani was one of 19 international Vogue editors to sign a pledge calling for a ban on underage models while working to promote a healthy body image, and she's selected the perfect June cover girl (ahem, woman) to prove that stick-thin 15-year-old models are on their way out: Isabella Rossellini.
"This month I’m turning 60 years old, and running after lost youth is not me,” Rossellini, the mother of model Elettra Wiedemann, tells the magazine. “I pay attention to what I eat, but I've gained 10 kilos [22 lbs.] compared to when I was modeling, because your metabolism changes over the years.”
Rosselli is joined in championing the healthy cause by veteran models Carolyn Murphy, Guinevere Van Seenus, Lauren Helm, Donna Mitchell, and Susan Forristal, who also appear in a Meisel-lensed fashion spread.
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"As a woman and as a mom I am against the obsession with young models: the message is wrong to give to little girls like mine," says Murphy, who has a young daughter.
"Fashion is not the only area in which you have to pay attention to the weight," adds Van Seenus. "There is nothing wrong with wanting to be in shape, but it is unrealistic and a misguided emphasis on undeveloped girls."
The models have spoken! Now let's see if these magazines can keep it up come July ...