Italy joins Spain in their stand against anorexic models in fashion

Italy joins Spain in their stand against anorexic models in fashion
03:55 Oct 12

SHOTLIST December 22, 2006 1. Wide of Spanish Steps in Rome 2. Young women walking down the steps 3. Crowd walking in Via Del Corso 4. Wide of shop window 5. Close up red dress in shop 6. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Voxpop, Alessia: """"I don't think this (fashion) is a possible cause for the problem, anorexia has always existed and affects not only models."""" 7. Woman walking with shopping bags 8. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Voxpop, Costinella: """"Size 44 maybe is exaggerated for a model - (size) 40, 42 is acceptable, even with respect to the more curvy women."""" 9. Wide of shop window 10. Tilt up evening gown in window 11. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Voxpop, Erika: """"Many of my friends use top models as an example."""" Reporter's Question : """"Do they diet?"""" SOUNDBITE (Italian) Voxpop, Erika: """"They follow very, very strict diets."""" 12. Wide of Italian government headquarters in Rome 13. Wide of press hall 14. Giovanna Melandri, Italian Minister for Youth and Sports and other speakers seated at table 15. Cutaway to audience 16. Various of Melandri and others signing document and shaking hands 17. SOUNDBITE (English) Giovanna Melandri, Italian Minister for Youth and Sports: """"There is a possibility to trace a difference, and trace a border line between a nice, skinny girl and a sick girl. We are not imposing standards or aesthetics, we are asking the Italian fashion business to at least try and develop a differentiated idea of beauty."""" 18. Cutaway of news conference 19. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Mario Boselli, president of the Italian Chamber of Fashion: """"Are we testing also (British fashion model) Naomi Campbell? Probably not. Naomi Campbell is allegedly under 18 as body mass, but as minister Melandri says, we must take consideration not only of this aspect."""" AP FILE music on catwalks not cleared for use. replace with your own clearable music Rome - 16 July, 2000 20. Various models on the catwalks STORYLINE: Fashion industry representatives and the Italian government signed a self-regulating code for Italy's highly competitive fashion industry on Friday, joining forces in a campaign to combat the phenomenon of anorexic and very thin fashion models. Italian Youth Policy and Sports Minister Giovanna Melandri and Mario Boselli, the president of the Italian Fashion Chamber, jointly signed the code, which calls for more attention to be given to models with a """"full-bodied"""" image and a greater commitment to add larger sizes to fashion collections. The code also requires models to provide medical proof that they are not suffering from eating disorders and bans models under 16-years-old from the catwalk. Melandri, who is herself known for her fashionable outfits, said it was possible to see the difference between models who are naturally thin and those who are making themselves ill to stay slim. """"There is a possibility to trace a difference, and trace a border line between a nice skinny girl and a sick girl. We are not imposing standards or aesthetics, we are asking the Italian fashion business to at least try and develop a differentiated idea of beauty,"""" she said. In September, Madrid's Fashion Week banned models with a body mass index of less than 18. Body mass index is a calculation doctors normally apply to study obesity, and anyone with an index below 18.5 is considered underweight. Boselli said that body mass index should not be the only indicator of a model's health and suitability. """"""""Are we testing also (British fashion model) Naomi Campbell? Probably not. Naomi Campbell is allegedly under 18 as body mass, but as minister Melandri says, we must take consideration not only of this aspect."""" Ana Carolina Reston, who had worked in China, Turkey, Mexico and Japan for several modelling agencies, died at a hospital in Sao Paulo. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/6079fd6711f4ccdaf75423d11c9f3546 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork

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