Cult of thinness

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Cult of thinness

French holding companies LVMH and Keringwhich own dozens of top brands between them, unveiled a charter "to ensure the well-being of models" which will also outlaw the hiring of girls under the age of 16 to wear adult clothes at shoots or events.

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In May, a French law requiring models to present a doctor's certificate attesting to their health and was introduced to try to tackle the problem of the industry promoting thinness and unattainable beauty ideals.

Ahead of the start of New York Fashion Weekthe two French groups said they would ban their designers using size 32 models under the French system -- size XXS or size zero in the US or four in Britain -- and only use women who are size 34 or over. Men would need to be size 44 or over. Building new standards As well as the age and size stipulations, the charter includes other health and safety measures such as banning the serving of alcohol to models under 18 and ensuring they have a guardian or chaperone present at all times.

It has been spurred in part by a scandal during Paris Fashion Week in February which cast a spotlight on abuses by casting agencies which provide models for the big labels.

Cult of thinness

Two leading casting directors were accused of making at least women wait for several hours in a stairway in the dark to audition for a show by the label Balenciaga, owned by Kering. The American casting director James Scully denounced his rivals as "serial abusers" and said their treatment of the models was "sadistic and cruel".

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The industry has long been accused of promoting unhealthy body images to women and ignoring well-documented health problems experienced by models.

Last year, French former supermodel Victoire Dauxerre published a tell-all book about the pressures to fit into size clothes which led her to adopt a diet of three apples a day and laxatives. Another French model, Isabelle Caro, fronted a shocking anti-anorexia campaign during Milan fashion week in before she died from the disease three years later at the age of InIsraeli model Sofia Mechetner, then aged 14, featured in a catwalk show for Dior, while Karl Lagerfeld said in March that he thought girls of 15 were old enough to model.

He opened his show for Chanel with the American teenager Cara Taylor, who has also worked for other big brands including Valentino and Saint Laurent. In those pictures, a reclining woman in a fur coat and fishnet tights was pictured opening her legs, while another extremely thin model was photographed in a leotard and roller skate stilettos bending over a stool.

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I was hoping this might integrate Mintz's insight that thinness is about the symbolic control of consumption with the diet industry.

Well, it did in a way, but only by going the tired route of muddling up eating disorders and attempts to control weight, while seeing lb women who wanted to lose as the victims of an uncaring society, just like the lb college girls who also wanted to lose.

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