Sunday, September 24, 2006

ETHICS: Fashion Police

The catwalks of Madrid and Milan have seen new regulations brought into place to ensure that models featured in fashion shows adhere to new health and weight guidelines. Rules have been brought in to prevent underweight models being used that may be seen as promoting anorexia.

In London this was not the case, and many designers were criticised for using underweight ‘stick thin’ models.

In a society where both under and over eating disorders are real issues, should the world of fashion be allowed to self regulate whether or not underweight models are used, or should government legislation be brought in to enforce who can and cannot model clothes on the catwalk?

Further information can be found on the following links:

BBC - Milan Models to Have Catwalk Code
CBC - Spanish Fashion Show Bans Underweight Models
BBC - Jowell Joins Sick Thin Model Row

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