Brazilian model, Ana Carolina Reston, participates in a fashion show in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on April 14, 2005. Reston, a 21-year-old anorexic model who weighed only 88 pounds died on Tuesday Nov. 14, 2006 of complications related to anorexia nervosa (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio)
"Should ultra-skinny models be banned? The fashion industry claims it is being unfairly pillaged for the 'size 0' phenomenon. But self regulation has done little to weed out emaciated models.
"They have to understand that being thin is our job", states one size 0 model.
But following the death of anorexic model, Ana Carolina Reston, designers are coming under pressure not to use skinny models. Spain banned ultra-thin models from Madrid Fashion Week after complaints they encouraged anorexia.
"We didn't want teenagers to think excessive slimness is a model of beauty", explains organizer Cuca Solana. But other fashion capitals refuse to follow Spain's lead.
"The whole size 0 thing has come from Hollywood not the catwalks", complains Hilary Riva, Chief Executive of London Fashion Week. "It's too simplistic to blame fashion..."
Australian designer, ALICE McCALL, reveals herself to be one idiotic twit in the video when she compares starving people in Africa to models suffering from eating disorders.
To view my previous posts on Ana Carolina Reston, please click here:
To read more about Ana Carolina Reston and other models who have died from anorexia and/or bulimia, please click on the links below:
The Guardian also has an excellent article about Ana Carolina Reston here: