'Anna Wintour needs to eat a cheeseburger': Janice Dickinson on why she thinks Vogue's attempt to protect vulnerable models is a sham
21:03 GMT, 25 May 2012
Janice Dickinson has blasted Vogue's new Health Initiative for being bogus.
The former model accused the magazine's recent decision to stop hiring models under the age of 16, and models who 'appear to have an eating disorder,' as being nothing more than a public relations stunt.
The 57-year-old former America's Next Top Model judge told FOX411's Pop Tarts column: 'Please, look at Anna Wintour, she’s thinner than thin. This [new rule], I just don’t buy it.'
Opinion blast: Janice Dickinson, 57, accused Vogue's recent Health Initiative as being nothing more than a public relations stunt for the magazine
She isn't the only the one to have expressed ambivalence about Vogue's initiative, however.
Cindy Crawford shrugged off questions regarding her opinion on the magazine's decision, telling Jezebel: 'I guess it's… great.'
She continued: 'But if you make too many rules – like, “You can't work this many hours” – it doesn't work, because sometimes you have to.'
Vogue pledge: Anna Wintour's decision affects all 19 of the magazine's international editions
She added: 'Sometimes you have to get up early or be prepared to do the job in the freezing cold.'
Take it or leave it: Cindy Crawford, 46, is ambivalent towards Vogue's initiative
The initiative, which affects all 19 of the Vogue's international editions, has been hailed as ground-breaking and revolutionary.
Tyra Banks also publicly praised the move in an op-ed for Newsweek.
Ms Crawford said: 'I think that, again though, models have to have a voice and speak up for themselves, every day, on the job… People have to respect each other. And if you're working with someone who doesn't respect you, then leave.'
Much like the the Health Initiative launched by the CFDA in January 2007, which attempts to govern working hours for models under 18, and asks designers not to hire models under 16 for runway work, Vogue’s Health Initiative is an attempt at self-regulation.
Cindy Crawford is dubious about its effectiveness, however, and believes it is up to consumers to make a stand.
She said: 'I think that the fashion industry is in the consumers' hands. Because if they buy into it, nothing will change. If consumers don't like it that models are too skinny, or too young, and they don't buy the magazines, then believe me, then the magazines will have to change.'