Fashion Designers Issue Guidelines For Models Just Before NY Fashion Week

 - Jan 16, 2007
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Just a couple weeks before New York Fashion Week, fashion designers have issued guidelines for models! This is great news following last week when we learned that Brazil was still obsessed by thin after the country's 4th publicized anorexia death.

The following is a summary of the (non-binding) guidelines, according to AP:

• Keep models under 16 off the runway and don't allow models under 18 to work at fittings or photo shoots past midnight.

• Educate those in the industry to identify the early warning signs of eating disorders.

• Require models identified as having an eating disorder to receive professional help and only allow those models to continue with approval from that professional.

• Develop workshops on the causes and effects of eating disorders, and raise awareness of the effects of smoking and tobacco-related disease.

• During fashion shows, provide healthy meals and snacks, while prohibiting smoking and alcohol.