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Fab Flash: British Fashion Council Takes Closer Look at Airbrushing


In the wake of the British Fashion Council's Model Health Inquiry, which resulted in models under 16 being banned from the London catwalks, the airbrushed pages of magazines are now coming into question.

The British Fashion Council (BFC) wrote to the UK's Periodical Publishers Association (PPA) in December to suggest "a voluntary code covering the use of digital manipulation [in photography]." A BFC spokeswoman said that rather than limiting magazine's use of airbrushing, they would like to see a warning that the image had been altered instead. The PPA yesterday agreed to discuss the matter with British magazine editors.

Do you think it would be productive to have a surgeon general-type warning on airbrushed images? I'd be interested to see what unairbrushed images actually look like. Would you?

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