Thursday, October 01, 2009

Spain weighs models before allowing on runway

Officials in Spain are making an effort to battle anorexia among models.

Reports indicate that Spanish officials will weigh the models before allowing them on the podium for the fashion week.

The fashion industry has come under scrutiny recently for having a lot of anorexic models during their shows.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has publicly decried Fashion Week saying it can act as a showcase for underweight women.....What do you think about this??



Becky said...

Thanks for sharing this - I will tweet this too!
Becky Henry

Anonymous said...

Kudos! My daughter has been battling bulimia for years & it is heartbreaking.I have come across numerous "books" she has put together with anorexic-looking models as her "thinspiration".The glamorizing of these women definitely promotes eating disorders and body image dissatisfaction. I hope the rest of the fashion world will follow suite, show some socially responsible behavior, & help end rather than promote this horrible disease. We need to get real & start showing how incredible "real" women look!