At Cibeles all eyes are on models not the clothes

19th September 2006, Comments 0 comments

19 September 2006, MADRID — Attention was distracted from the clothes at Madrid Fashion Week to the ongoing row over the new weight restrictions introduced.

19 September 2006

MADRID — Attention was distracted from the clothes at Madrid Fashion Week to the ongoing row over the new weight restrictions introduced.

Madrid city council and the organisers of Pasarela Cibeles, which started on Monday, have said models must have a minimum Body Mass Index (BMI) of 18.

Five models were said to have been barred from the event, reported the Spanish daily El Pais on Tuesday.

The paper also added that some models and designers described the measure as 'offensive'.

They also claimed it was introduced with electoral concerns in mind on the part of the council which is run by the opposition conservative Popular Party.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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