As the model health issue turns, it has been announced that a model health certificate for London Fashion Week is “an unworkable solution,” according to Hilary Riva, chief executive of the British Fashion Council. What is further disappointing, “From our conversations with our international counterparts in New York, Milan and Paris it has become clear that they do not recognize the need for an international health certificate.”
The BFC already banned models under 16 from walking the London shows and requires the shows to have healthy backstage environments. Also, the BFC is developing a website that will have advice for models and aspiring models, with links to sites about eating disorders. I'm not so sure this is as strong as a health certificate . . .