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France Bans Extremely Thin Fashion Models

Models who are extremely thin needs to pay attention towards their health as the new law was introduced in the France to ban the extremely thin models from the catwalk even from the fashion magazines to reduce the unrealistic beauty standards.

The models are being affected with the law as they need to provide the doctor’s certificate attesting to their physical health as they need to test the BMI standards – a measure of weight in relation to height.

The law and bill were passed in October 2015 and it went into effect from May 5. Starting May 6, models need to confirm whether their BMI (Body Mass Index) provide them a chance to meet the fashion industry requirements and they need to undergo the medical examinations.

The country’s health ministry added that the rules are designed for the health of the models as they need to meet the standards and it will also mean to protect young women from unreal and unhealthy standards of beauty.

The ministers added that unhealthy beauty standards will lead to poor self-esteem and self-deprecation and has a great impact on the human-relation behavior – we need to stop the body standards that are unable to achieve in the society for young people and to prevent anorexia in young people.

The main objective of the law is to protect the category of health for the people that risk by the fashion industry – added by government.

The same law was implemented in the Spain back in 2006 and it was the first country to ban the skinny models from the fashion industry – the law was associated where doctors need to check the BMI of the model in an account to their age, weight and body shape.

The penalty for breaking the law is strong enough as the employers breaking the new law of fashion need to face the fine up to 75,000 euros and face the jail up to six months and the law also associates to digitally altered photos will also be labeled from 1 October.

The legislation added that new law was also needed to labeled photos as ‘Retouched Photograph’ from 1 of October and implemented for photos publishing in advertising, the media and in catalogs.

This law promotes the healthy lifestyle for the society people as many people face different health problems while maintaining their body shapes as thin or underweight.