French fashion took a bold step against anorexia and the physical abuse of models by moving to ban ultra-thin and underage models from their advertising and catwalk shows on Wednesday.
The fashion behemoths pledged not to hire models that are too young or too thin for either shoots or live events. This follows French legislation introduced in May 2017, which requires models to produce a health certificate. Agents violating this face charges of €75,000 and up to six years sentences.
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