Skip Nav
Street Style
These 31 Styling Hacks Will Change the Way You Dress in 2017
Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner's Denim Trick Will Take You Right Back to the '80s
Fashion News
Lily-Rose Depp's Pink Wedding Gown Will Be the Most Instagrammed Look From Couture Week

les french: thin not in

Snej >> The newest proposed solution for monitoring models' health comes today, out of France.  The French parliament's lower house just approved a bill that, if passed by the Senate in coming weeks, could effectively make it illegal for anyone to "incite extreme thinness." 

The law would allow a judge to imprison and fine any offending fashion magazines, advertisers, and web sites  up to $47,000.  Didier Grumbach, president of the French Federation of Couture, expressed strong disapproval:

Never will we accept in our profession that a judge decides if a young girl is skinny or not skinny.  That doesn't exist in the world, and it will certainly not exist in France.

I know next to nothing about how the French legal system works, and I appreciate what the bill is trying to accomplish, but I'm a little hazy on how you can legally prove whether someone "excessively" "incited others to deprive themselves of food."  Just saying.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fashion
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds