Saturday, September 09, 2006

In modeling news....

We all know I'm the last person in the world to follow fashion, but I thought this was a positive piece of news from the Madrid fashion scene:

"Excessively skinny fashion models will be barred from a major Madrid fashion show later this month for fear they could send the wrong message to young Spanish girls. . . .

Madrid's regional government, which is co-financing the Pasarela Cibeles, has vetoed around a third of the models who took part in last year's show because they weigh too little.

The authorities collaborated with a Spanish health organisation to come up with a minumum body mass -- a height-weight ratio -- of 18 for the models.

Spanish daily ABC said it was the first time such restrictions had been imposed on a fashion show, although a recent wedding dress exhibition in Barcelona banned fashion models who took a dress size below 38 (British size 10, US size eight). . . .

Organisers said they wanted to "help ensure public opinion does not associate fashion, and fashion shows in particular, with an increase in anorexia, a disease which, along with bulimia, is considered . . . as a mental and behavioural problem"."

5 comments:

Comm's said...

wow first response back to back. I read your blog too much.

Well it doesn't make up for caving in to terrorism during their last election but good for Spain.

I was reading another gossip rag, my weekend treat, and saw an advert for the next Top Model season. I commented to my wife that 'Heroin Chic" is back in style based on the way they set the picture up.

Disturbing.

TriFeist said...

It's a start.

TriFeist said...

It's a start.

Stillwater Heron said...

Well..
It's about time someone took a stand on this.
Fashion for real woman, what a concept.

PuddyRat said...

OMG! I can't believe how anorexic that model looks! How can anyone even begin to think that looks good?