Spain’s fashion week a model of good health
by FFE EU News staff
Madrid Fashion Week organiser Leonor Pérez Pita was proud to announce that the models in Spain’s biggest fashion show were all above the body mass limit set by the World Health Organisation.
Her statement came in reply to critics who were quick to slam the organiser’s body weight policy. “Our doctor was very strict,” she said.
Models at the Madrid Fashion Week. Photo source: zimbio.com
Pérez Pita clarified that Madrid Fashion Week strived to ensure that all its models “had realistic and healthy body shapes similar to regular women.”
“Most of our models had a body mass index of 19, with the healthy body mass index being between 18 and 25.” She added that viewers must not have appreciated the fact that the models were curvier because of their height.
Spain’s stance on underweight models was called into question after Brand Spain featured a skinny model in Brussels, sparking public outcry.
After five days of catwalks displaying the global trends in haute couture, Madrid Fashion Week drew its curtains closed on Tuesday. Audiences who were more interested in fashion got to see upcoming Spanish designers like Moises Nieto and Juana Martín. Three Peruvian fashionistas were also featured and invited to showcase their work.