2013 CFDA Health Initiative

A note from the CFDA’s President, Diane von Furstenberg and the CFDA’s CEO, Steven Kolb:

Each season the fashion community looks to new creative influences and inspirations. No matter what your inspiration, the CFDA believes that the most powerful message is one of diversity and the notion that above all else, Health is Beauty.

It is our strong belief that models under the age of 16 do not belong on the runway. We must consider the emotional and physical well-being of these young women. Also, there are new labor laws pending for working with models under 18. Please make sure models have their proper documents.

We have once again partnered with Organic Avenue during Fashion Week. Throughout September Fashion Week, Organic Avenue will provide support and education to models in addition to a discounted rate on all cold-pressed juices and a full selection of food. We hope that this will give models both guidance and the added nutrition they need during this demanding time.

Our Health Initiative guidelines are enclosed along with information on the new labor laws and the signs of eating disorders. We believe that the fashion industry has the power to influence the world. Let’s stand together as an industry for diversity and health. This is a true measure of beauty.


For more on the CFDA’s Health Initiative, please visit here.