France is embracing a novel way to discourage eating disorders: Throw people in prison for employing skinny models
I'm a size 18, and if you are a bit bigger, it can knock your confidence to always see skinny models
, because you think the clothes won't look good on you - but we are all beautiful.
Whenever an advert in one of Bahrain's many lifestyle magazines features skinny models
, it provokes vitriolic attacks from plus-size women who think it's open season to insult slim women as unsexy.
Scafidi said that in the fashion world, the distinction between skinny models
and larger models was made in the same way as one would distinguish between being gay or straight.
I work with skinny models
and their job is a lot harder because they can't eat and are starving all the time.
Sometimes I do feel work is limited for me because of my size compared to catwalk skinny models
but I can't be skinny and I'm happy about who I am and that nobody wants me to change.
Fashion feeds off fashion images of skinny models
in glossies and it becomes an assumption.
Recent US research has found some pro-anorexia blogs - which offer "thinspiration" through posting pictures of skinny models
and weight data - can help relieve some of the stigma of the condition for sufferers.
The America's Next Top Model host was speaking out against fashion bosses who only hire skinny models
may make for perfect muses for many in the fashion world, but designer duo Didier Lecoanet and Hemant Sagar showcased their Spring Summer 2012 collection designed for real women.
She probably thinks her confession that she used to feel fat next to all those skinny models
will make young girls feel better about their own body image.
Designer Mark Fast had some very skinny models
modelling his collection, however there was one girl who was probably a size 12.