France Passes Law Banning Super-Skinny Models on the Runway: Get the Details

April 3, 2015 2:25 PM

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France Passes Law Banning Super-Skinny Models on the Runway: Get the Details

France passed a law banning super-skinny models on Friday, April 3, reports Reuters. According to the terms of the ban, catwalkers must present a medical certificate to prove that they have a body mass index (BMI) of at least 18, which translates to about 121 pounds if they are 5-foot-7-inches, before being hired for any modeling gig.

Fashion houses who choose to go against the terms of the ban could face a fine of up to $82,000 or six months of jail time.

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