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Should The UK Introduce A Model-Health Law?

It’s long been noted that the fashion industry’s desire for thin models can cause them to go dangerously underweight, or at worst, develop eating disorders. Is it time for the government to intervene?

Following legislation being passed in California and France to protect models, a petition was launched last year by model Rosie Nelson to call on the UK to do the same. To date it has received almost 125,000 signatures.  

Would a law really protect the well-being of models? Would it put UK models at a competitive disadvantage to their international peers? What impact is the fashion industry’s obsession with a below average dress size having on women and would this law benefit them as well?

The Fashion Debates will be exploring this during our London Fashion Week special as we pop up at VIP hangout space The Grooming Room.

The evening:

4:30pm Arrival drinks
5pm Panel discussion
5:30pm Questions from the audience
6pm Cocktail hour at The Grooming Room and networking   

The Panel:
Rosie Nelson - model and campaigner.
Candice Holdsworth - journalist.
Further speakers to be announced.

More about The Grooming Room:

The Grooming Room: Women’s Edit takes place over London Fashion Week (LFW) and is curated as an environment for press, VIPs, celebrities and fashion influencers to relax between shows and meetings, to be pampered and to interact with fashion and grooming brands. Set in the intimate, yet expansive Century Club, the space is just around the corner from the main catwalk shows in Soho and is the second most visited event at LFW.

Please note: Space is more limited than our usual events so book early to avoid disappointment.

Earlier Event: 14 July
Is The Fashion Industry Racist?
Later Event: 24 November
Can Fashion Save The Planet?