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Back in March, Israel passed a law that bans underweight models from working, and requires publications to disclose all airbrushing. On Tuesday, the ban finally went into effect.
For the latest episode of Fashion Week International, Charlet Duboc and the Vice team traveled to Tel Aviv to report on its two-day fashion week, explore Israel’s anorexia epidemic, witness the controversial work of fashion photographer Lior Nordman, and meet the alluring women of the Israel Defense Forces. Except they never quite got around to that last part, since on November 15, when the crew was busy filming and lining up their interviews, the commercial capital was hit by a missile attack for the first time in 20 years.
In an attempt to rid the world of eating disorders and over-zealous Photoshopping, Israel just passed a law banning underweight models from working. They are also making publications disclose post-production work.
More often than not, fashion editorials serve a purely aesthetic purpose. But sometimes they make a political statement, and that’s when we really pay attention.