Friday, September 15, 2006


I wrote a story for a client last week about the Madrid fashion week. Its organizers made an unprecedented decision to refuse models whose Body Mass Index was below 18. As you can imagine, it sparked controversy, but has also sparked similar decisions in other countries:

"British eating disorder experts yesterday called for a new law under health and safety legislation that would ban the use of models under a certain body size. They said that after years of promising to clean up its act voluntarily, the fashion industry had to be forced into protecting both the health of the models it uses, and the impact their images can have on impressionable young girls and women."

Read the full story here: Role Models?

Maybe the tide is finally turning.


Blogger John M said...

If this keeps up, I will finally be considered SKINNY again! AWESOME!!!!!!

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