September 9, 2006 Leave a comment
Yeah, I know, you don't come here for fashion news, but this little tidbit was too good to pass up. In fact, Kim said to me this morning upon seeing the story in the paper, “you've gotta blog about this.” So, long story, short, Spain's preeminent fashion show has banned models with a BMI below 18, i.e., a Body Mass Index indicating that they are unhealthily skinny. I never have quite understood the fashion industry's obsession with women who look like they've spent time underfed in prison, so it would be great if this were the beginning of a trend towards more healthy and natural looking models. Alas, apparently Paris and Milan have no plans to follow, but just maybe this is the start of a very beneficial trend.