The decree is valid from 6 may.
To participate in the Paris fashion week or in passing in France photo shoots models will have to provide a medical certificate indicating the absence of serious underweight.
This is stated in the published on Friday, may 5, decree of the French government, which describes the implementation details adopted in 2015, the law against overly skinny models.
French employers that hire models with a body mass index much less than normal, can now receive a sentence of up to six months in jail and a fine of 75 thousand euros, writes dpa. The decree is valid from 6 may.
In addition, since October, retouched photos of models in advertising must be accompanied by an appropriate note. Thus, the Ministry of health of France wants to stop the spread of unattainable ideals of beauty and to reduce cases of anorexia among young people.
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