Mayor shuns size zero ban

By chloeg Last edited 121 months ago
Mayor shuns size zero ban

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Yesterday heralded a City Hall address from London Assembly Member Dee Docey to mayor Boris Johnson, to ask him to stop funding to the British Fashion Council (BFC) unless they banned dangerously skinny models from London's catwalks. Sadly we've now heard that the mayor has refused, preventing London from taking the progressive stance that other fashion capitals have taken. He argued, along with the BFC, that health certificates would be too much of an imposition on the models, meaning that size zero models will continue to work and be emulated in a highly-pressured industry. Sounds like you should extend the right to scoff canapes to the rest of the population, Mr Johnson.

Last Updated 10 September 2008