In their September issue, Vogue leads efforts to encourage the fashion industry not to hire models under the age of 18 for shows and highlights the Model Alliance's RESPECT Program.
"New codes are materializing. They're updating behind the scenes, too. New York-based Model Alliance recently announced its RESPECT Program, an initiative to create industry-wide standards for models' working conditions. Expanding on the principles outlined in the Conde Nast vendor code of conduct, it also includes complaint and enforcement mechanisms to assure those standards are upheld."