Heroin-chic models banned from Madrid fashion showMadrid's fashion week has banned runway models who are "underweight," as determined by their body-mass index, and Milan is threatening to follow suit. The move is applauded by groups that advocate for people with eating-disorders:
The Madrid show is using the body mass index or BMI -- based on weight and height -- to measure models. It has turned away 30 percent of women who took part in the previous event. Medics will be on hand at the Sept. 18-22 show to check models.Link
Organizers say they want to project an image of beauty and health.