Eliana Ramos, Uruguayan model, Dies 6 Months After Sister

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

The fashion world reeled over the death of Eliana Ramos, Uruguayan model – just six months after her model sister, Luisel Ramos, 22, died shortly after stepping off a runway last Aug. 2 during a fashion show in Montevideo. The sisters were supposed to appear alongside each other on the catwalk the night Luisel died, [...]

Italian Designers First to Ban Skinny Models

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

Italian fashion designers have signed a joint declaration with the Italian government become the first in the world to ban size zero models from the catwalks – all models must have a body mass index of at least 18. In a joint statement Italy’s Fashion Council and the government agreed that:”Many women affected by eating [...]

Starlets Slam the “Skinny” Look

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Kate Winslet and Billie Piper last week slammed the skinny look, saying it skewed the perceptions of young women and was dangerous. They were then joined by Cameron Diaz, who said much the same on the Parkinson talk show.

Ana Carolina Reston, Second Supermodel Dies of Anorexia

Sunday, November 19th, 2006

In August, Luisel Ramos of Uruguay, only 22, died of a heart attack moments after stepping off a catwalk in Montevideo. She had reportedly been living on lettuce and diet drinks. In response, models auditioning for Madrid Fashion Week are now examined by doctors and those with a body mass index (BMI) that is below [...]

Skinny models banned from catwalk

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

The Madrid Fashion Week banned models with a body mass index of less than 18, which suggests that they are unhealthily underweight, from taking part in the show. The association said Friday it wanted models at the show running from Sept. 18-22 to project “an image of beauty and health” and shun a gaunt, emaciated [...]








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