The NY Times reports on the new modelling industry guidelines introduced at a meeting of the Council of Fashion Designers of America last week. A...

The NY Times reports on the new modelling industry guidelines introduced at a meeting of the Council of Fashion Designers of America last week. A meagre attempt at tackling the problem of fashion’s promotion of the ultra-skinny frame, these recommendations focus on promoting healthy lifestyles among models but do not force any restrictions on weight/ BMI minimums such as those in Madrid and Milan.

According to participants at the meeting, the recommendations are likely to include scheduling fashion-show fittings with younger models during daylight hours, rather than late at night, to help them get more sleep; urging designers to identify models with eating disorders; and introducing more nutritious backstage catering, where a diet of Champagne and cigarettes is the norm.

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