Jennifer Sky thinks that rather than focusing on BMIs, agencies should be held accountable for better treatment of their underage clients.
Former model Jennifer Sky wrote a piece this week for the New York Observer, questioning the feasibility of France's new law cracking down on agencies who employ too-skinny models is really the way to prevent anorexia.
She explained, "I spoke with a model, let's call her Lauren, who participated in Spanish Fashion Week shortly after their new 'anti-skinny' law was passed. I did Fashion Week in Spain after they enforced a similar law and agencies found a loophole. They gave us underwear to stuff with weighted sandbags so the thinnest of girls had a 'healthy' weight on the scales. I even saw them put weights in their hair."
Sky goes on to say that she feels the law is "discriminatory and misguided," because although she is thin (her BMI would've been considered underweight when she was a working model), she exercised regularly and loved to eat.
She thinks that rather than focusing on BMIs, agencies should be held accountable for better treatment of their underage clients.
What are your opinions on France's anti-skinny laws?