France to Ban Skinny Models

French National Assembly has passed a law against anorexia in the fashion environment. This means that from now on agencies cooperating with skinny beauties have to pay a fine of 75,000 euros, and their managers will go to jail for up to 6 months.


Anorexia is considered the “professional” disease of models, but recently this disease has become more common to the girls, not related to the fashion industry. Wanting to be like the beauties on the cover, they begin to starve, not realizing that they actually see a bad example.

Anorexic models are now unlikely to be in demand, as the agencies no longer find it profitable to work with them. The minimal acceptable body mass index is now 18.5.

However, this is not the only amendment adopted by the National Assembly. The promotion of excessive thinness in France will be punishable with a fine of $10,000 or one year of jail. Such punishment applies primarily to the websites praising the “transparent” beauty.

The fact relating to the topic:
The laws prohibiting skinny models to appear on the catwalk have already been adopted in Spain, Italy, and Israel.