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What’s it really like to work as a model? Share your stories | Fashion

Fashion week is currently underway in New York, with the annual event taking place in London, Milan and Paris in the coming weeks. It will start in the UK on Friday.

This year, the event was greeted with promises to change the industry for the better. Luxury groups LVMH and Kering have pledged to stop using underage and size zero models in their shows and advertising campaigns.

It comes after models’ working conditions came to light when, in February, a casting director reported colleagues for keeping models in an unlit stairwell for hours.

In March, released the results of a survey in which models discussed unprofessional working conditions, non-payment and abuse in the industry.

Share your experiences

With fashion week underway, we want to know more about working conditions in the modeling industry. Have you experienced poor pay? Is there racism or other discrimination in the industry? What do you think of the promises to stop using minor and size zero models? We look forward to hearing from those around the world.

You can share your experiences by filling out the form below, anonymously if you wish. Your answers are secure because the form is encrypted and only the tutor has access to your contributions. We will feature some of your responses in our reports.