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CFDA's to Issue Skinny Model "Guidelines" in Time for NY Fashion Week


More what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules...
...any excuse to combine pirates, Johnny Depp, and fashion in the same post. reports that the CFDA will be issuing guidelines regarding skinny models.

According to The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) will issue its findings to designers, modeling agencies and production companies by the end of the week ahead of castings for fashion week, which begins on February 2.

I can't wait to see what these guidelines turn out to be. The CFDA is poised to define the US fashion industry's position as well as the scope of this debate on skinny models, BMI requirements etc. By encouraging awareness and promoting real changes to industry expectations, the CFDA guidelines, as well as the discussion sure to arise as a result, have the power to affect millions of lives, with the potential to influence modern society at its core. The way the fashion industry reacts or does not react to our thin-obsessed culture really is that big of a deal, and that's a pretty big responsibility.

About the author: Crosby Noricks

Known as the "fashion publicist's most powerful accessory," (SD-UT) and the "West Coast 'It' girl of fashion PR," (YFS Magazine) Crosby Noricks is a brand strategist, author and founder of PR Couture. Crosby was included in the iMedia 25 Class of 2012 Internet Marketing Leaders and Innovators, and enjoys helping fashion and lifestyle brands connect with their audiences in meaningful and creative ways.

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Meet Crosby Noricks

Hi. I'm Crosby, Founder of PR Couture, Fashion Brand Strategist and PR Girl Mentor. I care about supporting and celebrating fashion publicists as well as helping companies connect with their audiences in more meaningful ways. Recently, iMedia included me in their annual list of 25 Internet Marketing Leaders and Innovators, along with people from Starbucks, Twitter and Volkswagon, which I think is pretty neat. Like Elle Woods, I am a Gemini-vegetarian (that's about where the similarities end). Let's connect: Check out my full bio, Brand Elixir sessions for brands or shoot me a note at