French Law Regulates Model Weight

Reuters reports that France has banned ultra skinny models from walking fashion shows under a new law that passed on Friday.
Modeling agencies and fashion houses that hire these models will face possible fines up to 82,000 US dollars and even up to six months in prison.
The legislation reads that, "the activity of model is banned for any person whose Body Mass Index is lower than levels proposed by health authorities and decreed by the ministers of health and labor."
The new legislation requires models to present medical certificates showing a healthy BMI before they may be hired. and furthermore, any altered images of a model's appearance for commercial purposes must be labeled as being manipulated.



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