The world’s first ban on overly thin models at a top-level fashion show in Madrid has caused outrage among modeling agencies and raised the prospect of restrictions at other venues.
Madrid’s fashion week has turned away underweight models after protests that girls and young women were trying to copy their rail-thin looks and developing eating disorders.
Organizers say they want to project an image of beauty and health, rather than a waif-like, or heroin chic look.
What a relief. I hope this is the first of many such moves. The way things were going, it seemed like the fashion industry—run by mostly men, mind you—wasn’t going to be satisfied until every friggin’ woman in the world hated their bodies and had eating disorders.