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Too thin in Paris

Friday, December 18, 2015 - 00:44

France has adopted a law banning excessively thin fashion models, with violators facing fines and possible imprisonment. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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These days you can be too skinny in Paris. France is now banning excessively thin fashion models. Violators will be fined up to 75,000 euros or more than 81,000 dollars and could even face jail time. The law will enforce regular weight checks. Models will be required to present a medical certificate showing their Body Mass Index complies with regulations, before being allowed to work. France now joins Italy, Spain and Israel which all adopted laws against super-thin models in early 2013.

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Too thin in Paris

Friday, December 18, 2015 - 00:44