i read on the newspaper http://archivio.corriere.it/archiveDocumentServlet.jsp?url=/documenti_globnet/corsera/2006/12/co_9_061217153.xmlthat new legislation rules are to be deployed to regulate the models’ world.
it looks to me a complete madness without any sense.
all a muddle of platitude made only to get a demagogic consent.
here are the rules one by one and my own opinion:
-“models under sixteen will not be able to parade”. perfect. very well, no problem. what about six years old kids in fashion parades and shoots? do they know or not that in florence during “pitti bambino” there are fashion parades with children? and the advertising campaigns, using kids? is it possible to allow a ten years old child and not a sixteen years old model? does it make any sense?
-“the new beauty standard will be healthy, generous and mediterranean”. the law has to dictate what the new beauty standard is? are we all insane? someone is convinced that it is possible to impose a beauty standard with the law?!?!
-“fashion designers must introduce 46 and 48 sizes in the collections” here again the same: the law must tell a fashion designer and a fashion house how and what to include in a collection? it is only the market and the fashion trends that can tell how and what to include in a collection! the law must tell us what is legal and what not, and not what must be in fashion. if it was like this why don’t we also say for music: this year the law says that we must listen to the tango!
-“models will have to present their body mass index, that must not be over 18”. based on this rule a model like kate moss http://www.corriere.it/Primo_Piano/Cronache/2006/12_Dicembre/02/bmi_celebrita.shtml could not parade. the most payed and important model. it would be like saying that schumacher cannot race in formula one because he goes too fast and it is dangerous.
believe me, this is all madness, all crap, all smoke in the eyes to hide real problems.
models should produce a body mass certificate? but if they are all working illegaly in italy during the fashion shows! and they work illegally, without any mere rule.
it is very easy to take care of this matters cutting a dash.
why they don’t read the first 100 pages of “gomorra” and they’ll see how the italian fashion system works?!?
smoke, only smoke in the eyes …..