Wednesday, March 09, 2016

France's healthy models law

Photo from NYT coverage of the FW 2016 Saint Laurent show in Paris.
I read about France's law that purports to protect the health of models. Rather than just mandate larger sample sizes (like those that prevailed until recently), the law requires that models have a doctor's note saying that they are a healthy weight.

I wondered how that would play out. Would models be less thin this season at the Paris shows? Or would models/agencies just shop for cooperative doctors?

We've done the experiment and the data is in.


  1. Wow. Just wow. Some of those pictures made me gasp, and not in a good way.

  2. Anonymous11:07

    Wonder what the unhealthy ones look like.
    Vancouver Barbara

  3. I wonder how many people are repelled away from shopping when they see images like this?


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