Last month, we shared the news of France’s proposed bill that would have strict penalties for agencies employing too thin models. And now, according to Reuters, the bill has officially been passed. To recap, agents and fashion houses found to be hiring models under a certain BMI will face fines up to 75,000 euros and even jail time. What are the BMI requirements? A model must at least have a BMI of 18 making them about 121 pounds and 5’9” in height.
Will more fashion destinations follow suit? And will it be enforced?