Baroness Kingsmill, a former deputy chairman of the Competition Commission, who was speaking at the launch of an inquiry into the fashion industry's relationship with size-zero models said it was high time for the industry to grow up. The inquiry panel includes psychiatrists, academics and even the top notch people of the fashion world. She said that measures will be taken to protect aspiring top models.
The inquiry is being supported by the British Fashion Council. The sparks lit when a Uruguayan model, Luisel Ramos, 22, and her sister, Eliana, 18, died. The concern also took to heights when Ana Carolina Reston, a Brazilian model aged 21 who lived on a diet of apples and tomatoes died. From politicians to super stars, everyone has been showing concern over the issue. Now, even the fashion weeks have been banning size zero models. However, some people are still supporting the disgraceful trend.
Lady Kingsmill said, 'It is time, in a way, for the fashion industry to grow up," she said. "It is a real and a very important industry and the people working within it have to be taken seriously and have to be treated well. We are going to explore what the legal obligations are both domestically and internationally! There are lawyers who have said they could put up quite an interesting personal injury case on behalf of a model whose health has been damaged by her working environment or on behalf of a model that has been denied work because of her model size."
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