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Armani weighs in on too-thin models

Nov. 13, 2006 at 9:06 PM

LONDON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Italian fashion icon Giorgio Armani is speaking out against overly skinny models on the catwalks of Europe's fashion centers.

Armani said the fashion industry should ban size zero models as a statement against anorexia and other eating disorders among young women.

"I have never liked thin girls and I have never made them go on

the catwalk," Armani said in Monday's Daily Mail.

Armani's statements were the strongest on the topic from a leading designer. The debate over thin models, who are believed to show the clothes better, heated up after the recent death of model Luisel Ramos. The ultra-thin women were barred from working at Madrid Fashion Week.

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