In preparation for New York Fashion Week, the Council of Fashion Designers of America recently released guidelines written by President Diane Von Furstenberg to help maintain a healthier environment for models. The guidelines included suggestions that individuals within the industry should become educated on detecting the early signs of eating disorders, and models with eating disorders should be encouraged to seek professional help and be required to get cleared by a professional before returning to work. The guidelines also suggested an age limit for employment – models under the age of 16 should not be hired for runway shows, and models under the age of 18 should not be allowed to work past midnight at fittings or photo shoots. Eating Recovery Center applauds the CFDA for encouraging healthy behavior in the fashion industry. Read the New York Magazine article on the guidelines by clicking here.