At the New York Public Library’s event ‘Close-Up on Grace Coddington’ this week, Grace Coddington, Vogue’s Creative Director, expressed concerns over the fashion industry's attachment to very young, thin models, in an intimate conversation with former Men's Vogue Editor-in-Chief, Jay Fielden.
Coddington, a former model on the sixties London scene, said “It is a big problem. I remember when I was young, they told me that if I didn't lose weight I'd be out of the show, so I spent a week living off of coffee. But I'm a very levelheaded person. These problems nowadays are with kids much, much younger than that, and that's most of the problem; when they're very young and vulnerable.”