Skinny models and our obsession with appearance

France’s proposed crackdown on thin models purports to be about healthy body image, but it’s also a reminder to girls that they are permanently being judged on their appearance, writes Lauren Rosewarne.

The fashion industry has bestowed on us all manner of treats. Racists, misogynists,homophobes, fattists, just for starters.

Another oh-so-wonderful gift is all the bloody marketing. Be it manifesting in a double-page spread in Vogue or the latest too-thin/gapped tooth/asexual sensation sashaying down the catwalk, the only way the industry can convince sane-ish people to spend swags of cash on branded malarkey is via marketing.