The fashion capital of the world just hopped on the ban wagon in order to no longer promote ultra skinny models. On April 3, French legislators passed a bill that prohibited designers from using models with a Body Mass Index (BMI) under 18.
In addition to bringing a pair of heels, models are now required to bring a medical certificate from the doctor, proving they are healthy enough to walk down the runway. If designers and agencies do not abide, they can face fines up to 75,000 euros.
France is the third country to take part in this health initiative, behind Spain, Israel, and Italy. These leading fashion nations are taking steps in order to end the advertisement of anorexia and other eating disorders. With these strides, we can hope to see more healthy, womanly figures strutting down the runway.