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The Thin Beat: Israel Makes More Strides

This is the last time I'll shvitz on overly thin models. But it's worth emphasizing once again that the world should follow Israel's example in this arena. Reuters reported yesterday that Israeli fashion photographer Adi Barkan secured commitments from advertising … Read More

By / September 21, 2006

This is the last time I'll shvitz on overly thin models. But it's worth emphasizing once again that the world should follow Israel's example in this arena. Reuters reported yesterday that Israeli fashion photographer Adi Barkan secured commitments from advertising firms in Israel to not employ models with a BMI lower than 18.

Furthermore:

"Legislation that would enforce the BMI threshold throughout Israel's fashion industry has passed a first reading in parliament and could be ratified by year's end, Barkan said."

Way to go Israel. And way to go Barkan.

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