Ban on skinny model shocks fashion world
by Andrew Hay
MADRID (Reuters) – The world’s first ban on overly thin models at a top-level fashion show in Madrid has caused outrage among modelling agencies and raised the prospect of restrictions at other venues.
But Cathy Gould, of New York’s Elite modelling agency, said the fashion industry was being used as a scapegoat for illnesses like anorexia and bulimia.
“I think its outrageous, I understand they want to set this tone of healthy beautiful women, but what about discrimination against the model and what about the freedom of the designer,” said Gould, Elite’s North America director, adding that the move could harm careers of naturally “gazelle-like” models.
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