View Full Version : Italy adopts new rules on ultra-thin models

12-16-2006, 11:06 PM
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Italy’s government and its fashion chiefs issued a manifesto on Saturday to crack down on the use of ultra-thin teenagers on the catwalk, requiring models to show proof of their good health or be barred from fashion shows (http://www.srch-results.com/lm/rtl3.asp?si=77&k=fashion%20shows).

The charter also bans the use of models who are under the age of 16, saying they risk “sending the wrong message to girls of the same age in the delicate pre-puberty stage”.

The manifesto, which will be officially signed next week, was drawn up as pressure grows on the fashion world to promote healthier looks.

Spain barred models below a certain weight from Madrid fashion shows in September. Earlier this month Brazil also launched a campaign to ban underage, underweight models from its catwalks in response to the death of a Brazilian model from complications due to anorexia.

“The government and fashion associations have sealed a strategic partnership to launch a common fight against anorexia,” said Youth and Sports Minister Giovanna Melandri.

Powerful Milan fashion houses at first resisted calls to follow the Spanish example, with Italian National Fashion Chamber head Mario Boselli saying in September that only “maybe one girl in a hundred” could be defined as too skinny.


12-16-2006, 11:07 PM
good, girls too skinny as disgusting.

some meat is all good.

12-17-2006, 04:06 AM
Some of those girls really are too thin. The real trouble is that with enough makeup and a good photographer a teenage girl can appear to be an adult. There was a case in Florida awhile ago of a girl that was something like 13 and had already adorned a few billboards.

Even if it is 1 in 100, that one is more than enough reason to have the law.

12-17-2006, 01:41 PM
Italy :hump:

Spain :hump: