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Take That, Twiggy!

Overly skinny models are banned from Madrid's catwalks. Milan possibly will follow example in their upcoming fashion week.

Madrid's fashion week has turned away underweight models after protests that girls and young women were trying to copy their rail-thin looks and developing eating disorders.

Organizers say they want to project an image of beauty and health, rather than a waif-like, or heroin chic look.


The Madrid show is using the body mass index or BMI -- based on weight and height -- to measure models. It has turned away 30 percent of women who took part in the previous event. Medics will be on hand at the September 18-22 show to check models.

Some modeling agency is outraged at the possible discrimination of "naturally 'gazelle-like' models". Right. They're naturally 6 ft tall and 100 lbs.


By min | September 14, 2006, 11:27 AM | Ummm... Other?


Shouldn't the title of this article be, "Stick it to Twiggy" ;-)

I wonder if the (male) feminist Prime Minister Zapatero's influence has anything to do with this?

YOU'RE SAID TO HATE MACHISMO. WHY? I'm not just antimachismo, I'm a feminist. One thing that really awakens my rebellious streak is 20 centuries of one sex dominating the other. We talk of slavery, feudalism, exploitation, but the most unjust domination is that of one half of the human race over the other half. The more equality women have, the fairer, more civilized and tolerant society will be. Sexual equality is a lot more effective against terrorism than military strength.

Yeah boy.