The Minister of sports and youth, Giovanna Melandri, has achieved it. As we announced Elena Guallart, Melandri had proposed establishing a regulatory framework to end the extreme thinness on the Italian catwalks. The last day 17, the Minister announced that the Italian Government and the Federation of fashion and stylists will sign a Code of ethics next Friday, December 22.
The text will affect the designers who present their collections in Rome and Milan and basically, It will prohibit paraded to under 16s. In addition, the models will be subjected to medical tests to ensure that your body mass index is not inferior to the famous (and controversial) border of the 18 points, as it did in the last edition of Cibeles.
For its part, the designers will be forced to introduce their collections in sizes 42 and 44. According to the daily La Stampa, 60% of Italian women wear a size 40 or more.
This regulation will be in macha in the next ready-to-wear fashion shows: in Rome, from 27 to 30 January, and in Milan from 17 to 25 February.
The death in November of Brazilian model Ana Carolina Reston put on the fore the problem of anorexia or, much less, than the extreme thinness of fashion models that began in the last edition of Cibeles. We will see whether these measures are sufficient.