Emma Watson is here to remind us that fashion can be sexist behind the scenes

Emma Watson launched the UN's 'He for She' initiative a year ago asking men to campaign for women's rights, and since then the actress has shown she's staying on the gender equality train to the end of the line:

In a new video produced for Vogue, Emma interviews several famous designers, including Jonathan Saunders, Erdem Moralioglu, Bella Freud and Stella McCartney, to talk about the problems an industry so focused on women still has with unrealistic body image and beauty standards.

I think the fashion industry has a very big role to play... We need to give a better message to women of all ages, all sizes, and all nationalities. We need to allow women to feel comfortable in who they are.

  • Stella McCartney

Emma also talked to the leading voices in the fashion industry about sexism behind the scenes, where like every other workplace, fashion struggles to adopt equal pay and fairer maternity and paternity leave practices.

It's very easy to slip into the mindset where you think you're working in a very liberal environment... so it's easy to neglect it as an issue.

  • Jonathan Saunders

Despite the issues, Emma thinks real change is happening in the fashion world, and she's excited to see what comes next:

I'd really, really love to see a more diverse representation of women and men in any way that makes them feel empowered.

  • Emma Watson

Check out the video below:

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