Friday, January 22, 2010

Thin is out!

Models getting ready backstage. Image from Getty via AFP

Sao Paulo Fashion Week is closing and creative director Paulo Borges is expressing concerns over the extremely thin models walking the shows.

"We have noticed with concern that some models on our catwalks -- often the most booked -- are extremely thin. These Brazilian girls are based most of the year in Europe and in the USA where they work majorly," Paulo Borges, the creative director of the Sao Paulo Fashion Week, said in a statement.

He issued the warning after seeing models fly in to parade in this week's Brazilian fashion event and stressed he and the other organizers were intent on "preventing extreme health problems among these professionals."

Brazil already has some restrictions on models ages and requires health reports, but he thinks more should be done.

"We would like to propose a joint effort towards minimizing this issue and preventing the effects of this trend on models, on our industry and on society itself,"

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