La Merde Et La Mode

Members of the French fashion industry signed a charter today promising to promote healthier body images among fashion models. The charter sets out guidelines but does not impose restrictions like those in Spain, where models are required to have a BMI of 18 to walk the runway. The guidelines are mostly centered around "awareness-raising" and "information sharing" about the pitfalls of "extreme thinness," but do little to promote actual steps towards the use of healthier-looking models. [AFP via Breitbart]