In a recent report by TeenVogue, model Ulrikke Louise Lahn Høyer was allegedly fired by Louis Vuitton for her figure. After fitting for a cruise show, she was informed that Louis Vuitton would have to drop her from the event for being too bloated.
At the time Louis Vuitton took an interest in her, she was well aware she wasn’t in her ‘right measurements’. The day she was going to fly to Paris for fitting, she even lost 0.5cm from her last measurement, now only 91.5cm on her hips. The brand still agreed to take her to the cruise show in Kyoto.
Upon arriving in Japan, Ulrikke had another fitting. She decided to eat only a bit of breakfast and some water and tea and reveals to us that this wasn’t a strange practice for her. This is really what they do in the industry. After the fitting, Ulrikke’s French agent broke the news that the recent fitting didn’t go too well for her. The caster said she was too bloated.
The caster told Ulrikke’s French agent that the model should only be drinking water for the next 24 hours. During breakfast the next day, the same caster even checked on Ulrikke if she was eating food. At 7pm that night, her Danish agency revealed to her that she was cancelled. And when she arrived back in Copenhagen after what happened, she was still 91.5cm.
The Danish model clarifies that she did not reveal these information on Facebook just for the sole purpose of calling out Louis Vuitton and their caster. She knows that in the modelling world, no one is ‘too small’, they’re always ‘too big’. But she also wants to see a modelling industry where respect for human and human needs remains essential despite body image being its product.
TeenVogue has contacted Louis Vuitton regarding this issue and has not received word from the brand yet.