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13/02/07
Don't Blame Fashion for Size Zero, Says Naomi
- Model tags stick-thin problem as a social disease

Model Noami Campbell attends the Montblanc NAOMI CAMPBELL has stepped into the controversy surrounding too-thin models, absolving the fashion world of any blame.

"You can't blame the industry for a psychological disease," said Streatham's own Campbell, at last night's Elle Awards.

"It is a disease, like alcohol or drugs, and the industry is not to blame."

That might be so, but with London Fashion Week in full swing, the British Fashion Council is taking no chances.

The BFC has announced that no US size zero (UK size four) models will be taking to the catwalk and that designers have been encouraged to use models of a healthy weight and at least 16 years old.

Campbell has been doing the rounds of late. Last week, she was at the Montblanc Night of the Stars Gala in France (pictured), but is now back in her home town to heap praise on fashion agencies for their renewed efforts in providing food at shows and the recent bans on alcohol backstage.

The voluntary moves by the industry might not be enough, however, to deter government regulations.

Peter Luff, Tory MP and trade and industry select committee chair, said parliament may conduct a full-on investigation to explore the social responsibility of fashion's representation of female bodies.

More on London Fashion Week here



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