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.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt face off in 'The Huntsman' trailer
Ruby Rose, Gigi Hadid react to Kanye West's lyric about Taylor Swift
Kristen Wiig impersonates Peyton Manning on 'The Tonight Show'
Lamar Odom resurfaces at Kanye West's fashion show
UPI Spotlight: Melissa McBride watches 'Walking Dead' on Sundays, just like us