cara delevingne speaks out about sexual harassment in fashion

The model turned actor opened up about the strains of the fashion industry.

by Charlotte Gush
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18 August 2015, 1:29pm

Like Kate Moss and a million other models before her, Cara Delevingne has spoken about about the worrying number of creeps in the fashion industry.

"I am a bit of a feminist and it makes me feel sick," Delevingne told the Sunday Times. "It's horrible and it's disgusting. [We're talking about] young girls. You start when you are really young and you do... you get subjected to… not great stuff," she explained. "I think you get that [sexual harassment] in every industry," she continues, "I don't think it's just modeling, although I think it's worse in modeling. There are male photographers who go into it purely because of the girls."

What's sad is that this is barely a revelation: so many models have spoken out about the inappropriate ways that they have been treated by photographers, and the things they are expected to do as standard, such as posing topless as a teenager.

Cara also revealed that the strains of working in the fashion industry gave her stress-related psoriasis, describing how make-up would be used to cover it for catwalk shows. "People would put on gloves and not want to touch me because they thought it was, like, leprosy or something," she says.

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