Kering fashion houses to stop hiring models under 18

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Gucci fashion show at Milan Fashion Week February 2019

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Gucci, pictured at Milan Fashion Week in February, is one of the brands owned by Kering

Fashion company Kering has announced that it will no longer use models who are under the age of 18.

The French luxury group owns several major fashion houses, including Gucci, Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen.

The policy will come into effect in time for the 2020-2021 Autumn/Winter collections, Kering said.

Chief executive Fran├žois Henri-Pinault said in a statement that the company was “conscious of the influence exerted on younger generations” by its images.

“We believe that we have a responsibility to put forward the best possible practices in the…



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