A recommendation from a British Fashion Council (BFC)-commissioned inquiry to ban 'size zero' models has failed, after other fashion capitals failed to support the idea. Fashion representatives in New York, Paris and Milan did not respond positively to the initiative, that involved catwalk models providing a doctor’s certificate to prove their good health. London has the least clout out of the four fashion capitals, and without support from other countries the BFC claim it is impossible to change policy. Our fashion week does however generate £40 million in sales, suggesting that, despite the malevolent influence and undue pressure exerted on young women by ultra-thin models, money still talks, and skinny still sells.
Zero Response From Fashion World
Last Updated 14 August 2008