Health

French fashion giants ban ultra-thin models (Update)

A host of French-owned fashion labels spanning Christian Dior to Saint Laurent pledged Wednesday to ban ultra-thin models from their advertising and catwalk shows following repeated scandals about anorexia and mistreatment.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Eating disorders rampant on the runway

(HealthDay)—As the fashion industry gears up for New York Fashion Week next week, new research suggests that eating disorders are rampant on the runway.

Health

A call to regulate starvation of 'Paris thin' models

Prohibiting runway models from participating in fashion shows or photo shoots if they are dangerously thin would go a long way toward preventing serious health problems among young women—including anorexia nervosa and death ...

Health

No business case for skinny models in advertising

France – the home of couture – is on the verge of banning very thin models from runways and fashion spreads. Should the legislation be passed the fashion industry has little to fear, says a Massey University marketing ...

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Fashion

Fashion, a general term for a currently popular style or practice, especially in clothing, foot wear, or accessories. Fashion references to anything that is the current trend in look and dress up of a person. The more technical term, costume, has become so linked in the public eye with the term "fashion" that the more general term "costume" has in popular use mostly been relegated to special senses like fancy dress or masquerade wear, while the term "fashion" means clothing generally, and the study of it. For a broad cross-cultural look at clothing and its place in society, refer to the entries for clothing, costume, and fabrics. The remainder of this article deals with clothing fashions in the Western world.

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