Brigette: Magazine with no models? C’mon…
Thank you to Miriam from Berlin, Germany for sending us the scoop on Brigitte Magazine from The Frisky, the first magazine in the world to declare a ban on models in their magazine. Say what??
UPDATE 10/07/09 This story was picked up by the BBC, view convo going on here
Today, the country’s most popular women’s magazine announced that it’s banning professional models in favor of real people — what a concept.
Starting next year, the bi-monthly Brigitte will feature a mix of prominent women and regular readers in photos dealing with content from fashion to fitness in an attempt to fight unhealthy beauty standards and please readers who are sick of seeing models with “protruding bones,” said Andreas Lebert, the magazine’s editor-in-chief.
Hmmm…how can we push American mag rags to listen to the people who pay their bills?
Starting today, women may submit photos on Brigitte’s website to be considered for the magazine, and those selected will be paid the same as a professional model.
Lebert said this “should not be understood as a declaration of war on the modeling profession.”
Then declare war on the fashion industry that drives the modeling profession. We are talking life and death here people, don’t kid yourself about it. As for the models being out of work?
They should be glad they are getting out alive.
Coming soon…Glamour “honors” plus sized women (kinda).