The British model Edie Campbell was one of the first to back her campaign to highlight those who abuse their power. “The question of consent is a particularly tricky one when it comes to fashion,” she said. “When we go on set, we enter into an unspoken contract: for that day we give our bodies and our faces over to the photographer, stylist, hairdresser, makeup artist. We give up ownership for that day. The power imbalance is huge, and the duty of care to that model is even greater as a result.”
Turlington Burns also describes a sense of feeling like ‘an accomplice’ and says that she might have acted differently if she had truly known how some of her collaborators had treated others.