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A host of French-owned fashion labels spanning Christian Dior to Saint Laurent pledged Wednesday to ban ultrathin models from their advertising and catwalk shows following repeated scandals about anorexia and mistreatment.In May, a French law requiring models to present a doctor's certificate attesting to their health was introduced to try to tackle the problem of the industry promoting thinness and unattainable beauty ideals.It has been spurred in part by a scandal during Paris Fashion Week in February that shone the spotlight on abuses by casting agencies that provide models for the big labels.The industry has long been accused of promoting unhealthy body images to women and ignoring well-documented health problems experienced by models.Another French model, Isabelle Caro, fronted a shocking anti-anorexia campaign during Milan fashion week in 2007 before she died from the disease three years later at the age of 28 .Kering owns Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Alexander McQueen and Saint Laurent among others.
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