S K I N N YM O D E LB A N : W H E R EI ST H EB A NE N F O R C E D?
•There are seven major “Fashion Houses”
(cities which contain a large group of clothing designers and the
headquarters of major clothing brand names):
•New York; Tokyo, Japan; Spain; Brazil; London; and France.
•Spain was the first Fashion House to adopt
strict regulations to the Skinny Model Ban and barred any model who
fell under the healthy requirement by the BMI in 2007.
•Brazil was next to adopt the Skinny Model Ban in 2007, but does
not strictly enforce the ban.
•The rest of the Fashion Houses have fought
legislators from enforcing the ban in their country.
•The Fashion House in France, early February
2008 was greatly angered when legislators enforced the ban.
•Didier Grumbach, president of the influential
French Federation of Couture, said, "Never will we accept in our
profession that a judge decides if a young girl is skinny or not skinny. That doesn’t exist in the
world and will not exist in France” (Lauter).
•Major brands found in France: Louis Vuitton,
Coco Chanel, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Christian Dior, Christian
Lacroix, Yves-Saint Laurent, Christian Louboutin, and others.
Devorah. “France Seeks Ban on Skinny Model Ads.” CBNnews. 15
April 2008. The Associated Press. 18 April