France Takes Aim At Companies That Hire Ultrathin Models

April 6, 2015 8:58 AM

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In France, it may soon become a crime to hire or work with dangerously thin fashion models. A controversial new measure is included in a health care bill expected to become law next week. Other nations - Spain, Italy, Israel - have rules against ultrathin models, but none go as far as the new French law would. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley has more.

ELEANOR BEARDSLEY, BYLINE: Slinky models strut down a runway in Paris. In the world's fashion capital, there may soon be a limit on just how thin those models can be. Lawmaker and doctor Olivier Veran says he's on a crusade against the mental eating disorder anorexia. His amendment, approved by the ...

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