[00:00.00]Two of the world's biggest luxury goods companies will stop working with fashion models that are too thin.
[00:09.95]The agreement, signed this week by the French companies LVMH and Kering, seeks to protect the health of fashion models.
[00:22.11]The agreement will affect well-known brands including Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs and others.
[00:33.81]The companies' agreement meets – and goes beyond – the requirements of a new French law.
[00:41.35]That law, which will start on October 1, requires male and female models to show health certificates received within the past two years.
[00:54.92]LMVH and Kering said their new agreement would shorten that requirement to six months.
[01:03.55]LMVH and Kering also agreed to ban the use of female models who are below a French woman's size 34.
[01:14.53]That is similar to a U.S. size 0-2 and a U.K. size 6.
[01:23.13]The two groups said they hoped to set a new standard for the fashion industry.
[01:30.33]“We hope to inspire the entire industry to follow suit, thus making a real difference in the working conditions of fashion models industry-wide,”
[01:42.77]Kering CEO Francois-Henri Pinault said in a statement.
[01:48.97]Unlike the French law, the agreement will apply to the international Kering and LVMH brands.
[01:57.76]I'm John Russell.