Fashion industry insiders have warned that recent attempts to ban ultra thin model from ramp could lead to the zero sized models reciprocating by taking legal action for discrimination.
Alexandra Shulman, the editor of Vogue and a member of the London Fashion Council, was quoted saying,
We would not be allowed to discriminate in that way. It would be like saying you can't have black or white models. By imposing new rules on models' size, you would be trying to prove whether someone was ill or well.
Shulman further argued that the fashion industry is not the only industry, which influences the common man. Skinny women should also be banned from working in broadcasting and acting, as the two industries are also very influential.
Melissa Richardson, director of Take Two model agency said,
You can't say to models, 'you can't work because you are black or because you are blind', so why should you be able to say 'you are too thin to work'?
Meanwhile, pressure on designers and model agencies to use healthier women at fashion shows and photographic shoots is mounting. Government agencies all over the world are claiming that images of the very slim models are contributing to eating disorders in young girls.