The members of the UK Parliament are considering banning ultra thin models from the British catwalks after receiving a petition signed by 30,000 people.
In an effort to reduce the anorexia victims, MP Caroline Nokes,will talk to senior members of the fashion industry to get their views on whether young girls are feeling pressured to lose too much weight, and whether new legislation is needed.
The original petition, which was calling for fashion week health checks, was started up by Rosie Nelson a model that was rejected for a second time after a significant weight loss. Based on this request, France passed a law that prevents models with a body mass index lower than 18 to be hired with designers and organizations facing fines up to prison sentences. The same rule applies in Spain and Milan where models must have health certificates as part of a self-regulatory code.
However, despite these efforts, last month chaos was created on the internet after a video released by Swedish model Agnes Hedengård describing all the times she was told she was too fat to work.