in #CASE you missed it… French Law Requires Doctor's Note From Models
Models will need a clean bill of health before walking the runway in France.
Think models are too skinny? France is cracking down on the industry with a new law that'll require models to have a doctor's note affirming they're healthy before walking the runway. And get this - any failure to comply can result in a fine equivalent to 75-thousand bucks.
The new law, which went into effect on Saturday, also requires that all print and online photos carry a disclaimer if they have been retouched in any way. It's all part of the nation's effort to protect models against an "unrealistic ideal of the female body."
This new law isn't a total shock. An earlier version of the law also made it an offense (punishable by up to a year in jail) to glorify anorexia, citing thousands of websites claiming to offer beauty tips to girls as young as twelve, which include starving themselves to create stick legs and a yawning “thigh gap.”