Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Ashley Graham, and Paloma Elsesser gathered with Vogue Runway Director Nicole Phelps on Vogue’s Forces of Fashion Conference and Talk stereotypes, evolution and how they became who they are now.
Ashley Graham started with the standard that the fashion world was pressuring every model to follow, and exactly how a model should look like, then continues talking how the modeling world changed under the influence of social media.
Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner agreed that also the fact they started modeling professionally at the age of 18-years-old was the right thing to do even if they fought the idea in the beginning, Gigi was not aligned with her mom by keeping her at school until 18 but she said that looking back at it it was the right to do and if I had the chance to do it again I’ll do it the same way, Kendall agreed and added that even if she wanted to start at the age of 14 every one told her No you have to wait until 18, she said you take your time to grow mentally and physically and you took the chance to live a normal life in school and get ready.
Paloma Elsesser said in a funny way how “being nude” at home helped her being comfortable with her body, so whenever she was put in a sensitive situation she felt in control.
Finally, Ashley talked #MeToo and encouraged people who don’t know about it to search and look for what it means, she told a story that someone was making her hair and commented “I don’t want to #MeToo to you”, she said that instead of assuming a meaning and throwing a bad comment without know what that person went thru, people should really understand what it means, Kendal and Gigi agreed and thanked all the women that came out and shared their stories and added that this movement helped them also sort