She had been on a three-month diet of green leaves and diet Coke after being told she could be an international sensation - if she lost weight.
There was also a strong reaction to the models at New York Fashion Week, said Tim Gunn, who stars on pay TV's Project Runway and is chairman of the fashion design department at Parsons The New School for Design in New York. "When the knee joint is wider than the thigh, it can be scary." The debate is intensifying amid concern that the use of spindly models sets unrealistic standards of beauty that encourage young people to crash-diet at the expense of their health.
That meant a model measuring 170 centimetres tall had to weigh at least 52 kilograms.If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.Milan mayor Letizia Moratti urged organisers behind Milan Fashion Week to follow Madrid's example.The storm only abated after organisers confirmed plans to introduce a new skinny model policy next year.Research has also focused on abnormalities in the structure or activity of the hypothalamus, a brain structure responsible for regulating eating behaviors.Studies suggest that the hypothalamus of bulimics may not trigger a normal satiation (feeling full or finished) response.Under such a ruling British supermodel Kate Moss would not be able to take part.A factor driving the controversy was the death of 22-year-old South American model Luisel Ramos, who suffered a heart attack after stepping off a runway in August.Is banning skinny models on the runway a real turning point in the size debate?The dress, leggings and A-line mod styles may have made headlines at this year's international fashion weeks, but the real debate that raged off the runways was the size of the models.