The debate about skinny models is constantly present in modeling agencies. When we drank our first tea in the office this morning, we saw in the mirror that now in France, skinny models are officially banned on catwalks and photo shoots. If you fall below a certain BMI and do not have a medical certificate stating that your state of health is compatible with your profession, you face severe penalties.
The headline of the morning – lean models are banned in France
The Lean Model Act comes into force today. The decisive factor for the new French law is not a certain weight, but the Body Mass Index, BMI for short. The BMI is made up of body weight and height. The resulting number shows whether you are underweight, slightly overweight, normal weight, slightly overweight or directly overweight. The law allows men to have a BMI of 20, women a maximum of 19.
The body mass index (values for adults)
- under 16 underweight
- between 16 and 18.5 Slight underweight
- between 18.5 and 25 normal weight
- between 25 and 30 Slightly overweight
- over 30 overweight
Those who do not comply pay high fines; almost 40,000 euros have been spent on it. Many modeling agencies in France complained about this law months ago and founded initiatives against it.
TV news about skinny models in the fashion world
N24 – France debates a law for models on the catwalk
The Spiegel article describes in detail why the law was passed in France. Earlier, in April, the French National Assembly approved this law in a first reading. Now it has really come into force, critics are of course already on the agenda. This is how N24 has rated:
Euronews – Israel: Lean models banned in commercials
Euronew is also taking part in the debate, because there is also a lean model ban in Israel.
CNN – France bans ultra-thin models
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