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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.
New York Fashion Week starts in about two weeks, and that means editors, models, bloggers, and fashion-y celebs will descend upon the Big Apple for a weeklong marathon of runway shows and swanky parties. It also means that the industry needs a refresher on keeping models happy and healthy.
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.
New research from the London School of Economics says that if the government wanted to prevent fashion brands and talent agencies from using anorexic models, it would be justified by the fact that imagery of super-skinny women actually does appreciable psychological damage to women and young girls.
We’ve always known those Australians were ahead — about 20 time zones or so. But if the election of the nation’s first female (and red-headed!) Prime Minister wasn’t progressive enough for you, it seems they’ve gone and beat us all to the collective punch again.