Madrid, Spain (CNS) – Spain’s top fashion show, Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week, opened its 48th show on Monday and featured full-bodied models for the third year in a row. Even though the models are weighed in to be able to participate in the show, many watching are still saying the models are too skinny.
Celebrity News Service learned that the models participating in the Madrid Fashion Week must have a body mass index — calculated on a height-weight ratio — of at least 18. That is the limit set by the World Health Organization for a person to be considered healthy.
A nutritionist who weighed in the models said only one out of 45 models didn’t make the cut. That one model was considered too skinny.
According to the fashion show, a model measuring 1.75 meters, must weigh at least 56 kilograms.
The Madrid Fashion Week, formerly known as the Pasarela Cibeles, has helped to popularize fuller-bodied models on European catwalks. Reports are still circulating, however, that even if the models at the Madrid and other fashion shows were healthy, most of them were still “extremely thin.”
The five-day Madrid Fashion Week will feature the collections of 52 designers, including 16 emerging ones.