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.

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