French luxury brands ban super-skinny models

French luxury brands ban super-skinny models
Models walk the catwalk for Gucci.
PHOTO: AFP

Aree you interested in dieting? If so, you should never lose so much weight that you ruin your health.

Two French luxury fashion powerhouses recently announced they would stop using underweight models for their catwalk shows and campaigns.

The group that makes the Louis Vuitton brand, as well as another that manages the Gucci brand - two leading international fashion companies - said they will ask models they plan to hire to submit documents attesting to their well-being to prove they are not excessively thin.

More and more people in France are suffering from the eating disorder anorexia, creating a serious problem. The social norm of "thinner is better" is believed to be behind the situation.

The French government is speeding up efforts to cope with the problem. In May, Paris passed a law that bans using excessively thin models

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