September 12, 2006

Real Progressiveness

Madrid Fashion.jpg least not regress.

I once pondered the idea of mandating camera lens in popular media to be modified so as to make the appearance of people thinner. If the camera adds ten pounds, make one that takes it away... or at least ot add the weight in the first place. This however is an interesting approach:
Madrid bans too-thin models from catwalk
MADRID (AFP) - 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, local media reported.
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).
Posted by Dennis at September 12, 2006 6:38 AM

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