England Bans Baby Models
Models under the age of 16 will no longer be allowed to walk the runways during London Fashion Week or participate in photoshoots according to UK's The Guardian.
However, fashion bosses have decided not to ban 'size zero' models, who have sparked accusations that those, particularly the young, who seek to emulate them end up with eating disorders.
This is an interesting compromise, and honestly, I think it's a misguided one. Young models are not necessarily unhealthy. Many of the greats like Naomi, Tyra, Lily, and Kate got their starts as young models and they all seem healthy. (I'm talking physical here not mental) It remains to be seen what effect this ban will have on the international fashion community.