19 March 2015

French Parliament Debates Weight Standards for Fashion Models

The French Parliament is debating legislation that would effectively set minimum weights for women and girls to work as models, a step that supporters of the bill say is necessary to combat the persistence of anorexia. If it becomes law — it is backed by President Fran├žois Hollande’s Socialist government — modeling agencies and fashion houses that employ models whose body mass index measurements do not meet minimum standards would face criminal penalties. Continue reading

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