Stop making us undress behind the stage, says supermodel Edie Campbell

Supermodel Edie Campbell demands that fashion shows offer private costumes

Supermodel Edie Campbell demands that fashion shows offer private costumes after revealing her "humiliation" by being forced to undress behind the scenes.

The 27-year-old man, who has appeared on the cover of Vogue, said that changing in crowded areas was "odd" & # 39; It's uncomfortable & # 39; – and claimed that he was & # 39; dehumanized & # 39;

Your calls seem to be being heard. She says that most of the designers in the current London Fashion Week have agreed to private areas for the models to undress.

Supermodel Edie Campbell demands that fashion shows offer private costumes

Supermodel Edie Campbell demands that fashion shows offer private costumes

His comments come after he harshly criticized the abuse in the fashion industry in an open letter last year.

It is estimated that the English model, who attended St Paul's Girls' School for £ 24,000 a year, earns £ 2 million a year and has walked the catwalk of Chanel, Versace and Stella McCartney.

Speaking yesterday on the BBC Radio 4 Today show, he said: "The areas behind the stage are very busy, there are a lot of people there from each part of the production of the presentation of a fashion show: hairdressing and makeup, stylist, relationships public, the press itself, the kitchen suppliers, the production assistants, all over the world, as you might imagine.

She said that the experience of undressing in front of so many people was initially "discordant" but gradually "normalized".

In the photo of London Fashion Week, she said that the experience of undressing in front of so many people was initially "discordant", but gradually it became "normalized".

In the photo of London Fashion Week, she said that the experience of undressing in front of so many people was initially "discordant", but gradually it became "normalized".

In the photo of London Fashion Week, he said that the experience of undressing in front of so many people was initially "jarring" but that it gradually "normalized".

But I was caught by the idea of ​​"strange and uncomfortable" that was the practice when he saw designers set up private areas to change in New York last year.

She said that then it occurred to her that it had been "humiliating" to have been encouraged to change or be forced to change in front of everyone. I think it adds to a much broader question of dehumanizing the model and a kind of objectification that is a symptom of a bigger problem. "

The model started in the industry at the age of 15, but thinks that young people should wait until they are 18 years old. "There is a very high turnover because they start working so young and their bodies change," he said. "Their careers ended when they are 18 because they start working while they are prepubertal."

When asked what he would say to teenagers in the hope of entering the industry, the star, whose mother Sophie Hicks was fashion editor for the British magazine Vogue and whose younger sister, Olympia, is also a model, said: "Stay at school".

Last year, Edie wrote an open letter in which she talked about a culture within the fashion industry that accepts too much abuse, in all its manifestations, questioning why models under the age of 18 They can work and why it was acceptable for models that will be sent alone to the homes of the foundry photographers.

Earlier this year, the fashion world was shocked when star photographer Mario Testino was accused of sexually exploiting assistants and male models.

A spokesperson for the British Fashion Council (BFC), which manages London Fashion Week, said: "We have already implemented areas of mandatory private change for models at the official London Fashion Week venue, as well as private cubicles for models that do not want to change compared to other models.

"BFC has instructed designers who show up outside the official space of London Fashion Week to follow their example."

Last year, Edie wrote an open letter in which she talked about a culture within the fashion industry that accepts too much abuse in all its manifestations?

Last year, Edie wrote an open letter in which she talked about a culture within the fashion industry that accepts too much abuse in all its manifestations?

Last year, Edie wrote an open letter in which she talked about a culture within the fashion industry that accepts too much abuse, in all its manifestations & # 39;

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