You Can't Do This to Keira, Fashion Magazine Editors Are Told
Sri Carmichael, Sophie Goodchild, The Evening Standard (London, England)
MAGAZINES face restrictions on the use of air-brushed images promoting an ultra-slim ideal of beauty, the Standard can reveal.
Editors from top-selling "glossies" are to hold a summit to discuss a voluntary code on digital manipulation.
The British Fashion Council demanded they act after last autumn's Model Health Inquiry, chaired by Baroness Kingsmill, gave a stinging critique of the industry's unhealthy size-zero culture.
Reports suggest the photographs of women that many aspire to emulate are sometimes stretched, with computer technology used to make curves disappear.
Influential names such as Alexandra Shulman of Vogue, Lorraine Candy of Elle, Jane Bruton of Grazia and Kay Goddard of Hello! will be invited to what is expected to be a series of meetings to decide on best practice, the Periodical Publishers Association confirmed.
Representatives of the leading publishing houses and the fashion council will also attend on a date yet to be set.
The move comes as an eating disorder expert today claimed society's obsession with being slim was pushing more and more people into dangerous diet-binge cycles, and sometimes bulimia. …