New York Fashion Week is almost here and we are excited about the shows and most importantly the events! Here is an interesting story that is creating a huge buzz on the web in the fashion community:

Israel’s law regulating the weight and health of local models went into effect today. “The law prevents designers and advertisers from hiring models with a body-mass index (BMI) below eighteen and a half and requires Israeli publications and advertisers to disclose when they use “altered images of models to make the women and men appear thinner than they really are,” according to the The Wall Street Journal. The law is part of the larger international movement to improve the health of models and beauty standards presented to fashion-magazine readers, which here has resulted in the CFDA banning models under 16 and Seventeen promising to never use Photoshop to alter a girl’s face or body.”

 

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