Madrid Bans Skinny Models From Catwalk

By: Jeremy Gutsche - Published: Sep 14, 2006 • References:
Skinny is out! It's official! At the Madrid Fashion Show, 30% of the female models were turned away for being too skinny. This is welcomed news to those concerned about fashion's impact on female body image. Delightful.

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. Stats for Madrid Bans Skinny Models From Catwalk Trending: Older & Buzzing
Research: 17,073 clicks in 506 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Madrid Bans Skinny Models From Catwalk
Related: 48 examples / 37 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-35
Comparison Set: 18 similar articles, including: countryside camera obscuras, wrinkle-smoothing skincare regimens, and electric-assist kick bikes.