Sunday, July 13, 2008

Germany jumping on the "no anorexic model" bandwagon

It looks like Germany is now joining on the "no anorexic model" campaign, having signed a charter requiring models to be 16 years of age and have at least a BMI of 18.5. It joins other countries like Britain, France, the US, Italy, and Spain who banned ultra-thin models from runway shows back in September 2006.

I really like this line from
Frank Hartmann, the director of the fashion trade fair organizer Igedo. He called on the industry to show "that dying of hunger is not part of the job." This was especially referenced by the cases of Brazilian model Ana Carolina Reston and Uruguayan sisters Eliana and Luisel Ramos, all of whom died from complications of eating disorders while modeling.

2 comments:

KC Elaine said...

yay! thanks for this info! I've been following the story closely. the us did not actually ban skinny models, they just suggested it, but they're not honoring the suggestion...

Tiptoe said...

KC, welcome for the info. Right, I think Spain is the only one who officially "banned" underweight models. The rest of the countries have provisions/guidelines. Yeah, it would be nice if they were actually enforced.