The French fashion industry at large has signed an anti-anorexia charter. The charter was created to promote healthy body images and take a stand against anorexia that pervades the runway fashion modeling industry. Although the charter does not go as far as the Spanish proclamation, it does provide general guidelines. One of the guidelines states that a model’s minimum weight is required for a certain height. An example being a model who is 5’7″ should at least weigh 123lbs.
The signatories to this charter agreed not to use images of people particularly youth that promote unhealthy body images or convey an image of thinness. The commission was put together after a recent spate of model deaths. Most notable model Ana Carolina Reston died in November 2006 weighing 90.2 lbs. and 5’7″.