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Since the birth of the hugely controversial 'heroin chic' look, which was seen on catwalks all over the world in the 90s, the fashion industry has faced intense criticism over the supposed glamourisation of eating disorders.

For more than 20 years, campaigners have urged major brands to take cognisanse of their influence on impressionable young men and women, and actively discouraged agencies from hiring models with a distinctly emaciated look.

And while some small changes have been made, including France's decision to outlaw the use of skeletal models in the country's fashion industry, critics insist more needs to be doing to look after both the models, and the individuals who aspire to be them.

Taking heed of the criticism, two French fashion groups, Kering and LVMH, have signed a charter which bans the use of models below a British size 6, European size 32 and US size 0.

The groups, which are home to Christian Dior, Gucci, Givenchy and Yves Saint Laurent, have confirmed that the stipulations laid out in the charter will be met during castings.

Commenting on the move, François-Henri Pinault, chairman and chief executive of Kering said: "We hope to inspire the entire industry to follow suit, thus making a real difference in the working conditions of fashion models industry-wide."

"Respecting the dignity of every man and woman is at the heart of both group’s values," read a release on behalf of both groups.

"Having always cared for the well-being of models, LVMH and Kering feel that they have a specific responsibility, as leaders in the industry, to go one step further with their brands."

Further to this, the charter has pledged to care for the wellbeing of their models by providing nutritional advice and psychological support.

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In an industry utterly obsessed with body image, it's hardly surprising that the incessant scrutiny young actresses find themselves under on a daily basis can eventually take its toll.

Having clearly had her fill of ill-advised remarks pertaining to her appearance, Sarah Hyland decided to address the narrative before highlighting the misconceptions which have been made in relation to her size.

 

I hear all the kids are wearing chokers now a days. #criticschoiceawards

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The 26-year-old Modern Family star took to Twitter yesterday to both silence her critics and provide her fans with an insight into the struggles she has endured over the last 12 months.

"I'd like to address something that has not only been brought up on Twitter, but has been HEAVILY discussed by all of you in my Instagram comments. That something is my weight."

Acknowledging that she generally seeks to ignore the dialogue, Sarah admitted that she felt compelled to address it this time around.

"Here goes… I haven't had the greatest year. Maybe one day I'll talk about it but for now I'd like my privacy. I will say this year has brought a lot of changes and with that physical changes.I have been told that I can't work out. Which for me is very upsetting."

Devastated that she has been prevented from training, Sarah continued: "I am not a fan of 'being skinny'".

Having been told to 'eat a burger' and that her 'head was bigger than her body', Sarah said she agreed with her critics, writing: "No one's head should be bigger than their body but considering I've basically been put on bed rest for the past few months, I've lost a lot of muscle mass."

While Sarah is determined to return to full health, she insists that she refuses to let the public's insensitive remarks get to her, writing: "I know that when I get clearance, I will be able to get back to the strong, lean and fabulous self I know I can be."

And in a move which illustrates Sarah's understanding of her vulnerability in the public eye, she concluded by writing: "My self confidence is not rendered from your comments."

"I will always be too fat. I will always be too skinny. I will never have enough curves to be called a real woman, And I will always be a slut for wearing a push up bra."

 

When you don't feel well you're supposed to post vain pictures of yourself correct?

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Finishing by encouraging her fans to err on the side of positivity, she wrote: "Smile, Laugh, Love, Be happy. Support your peers. Love. Work hard. Be confident. Love."

Sarah's post has been inundated with supportive comments from fans who encouraged the actress to stay positive in spite of her poor health.

"You're such an inspiration! Sending positive vibes your way and a quick recovery," wrote one.

Sarah, who rose to fame playing Hayley Dunphy in the smash hit sitcom, had a kidney transplant in 2012.

 

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As of all of the 1D lads, Liam Payne has a vast legion of fans watching his every move.

And when the star shared a selfie on Instagram during the week, his followers became very worried about his well-being.

 

Time for gym #hashtag

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In the pre-gym photo, fans flooded his account with comments, saying he was looking very thin and wondered if he was of ill-health.

Whether he has lost weight, or it's just the angle he's taken the pic from, we hope he's doing well!

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If you're worried about how many calories you're consuming through drinking Prosecco every Friday night, then you need not worry anymore.

The makers of Skinny Champagne, Thomson & Scott, have unveiled its new Skinny Prosecco – and we're excited.

The new fizz contains just 67 calories and half the sugar content of your regular glass. Did we mention it's vegan-friendly, too? And organic. Yep, it just keeps giving.

“We’re all obsessed with the new war on sugar,” says Amanda Thomson, owner of the drinks company.

“I was raised on a sugar free diet by my mother and now 40 years later, it’s finally being recognised as the way forward for many like me who want to avoid the deadly granules! With Prosecco now dominating the market, Skinny Prosecco will be a brand that I’m confident that everyone will look for on the shelves and on their wine lists this year."

It sure will, Amanda. Unfortunately, it's not in Ireland juuuust yet, but if you want more info, visit here

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Kylie Jenner’s snapchat stories are forever giving us brief glimpses inside the life of the world’s most famous 17-year-old.

And in one of her latest snapchat videos the youngest Jenner can be seen showing off her teeny-tiny waist and… her potentially pumped up bum?

Although Kylie has admitted to having lip-fillers, she has kept totally silent on the questions surrounding whether she has had breast or bum implants.

But in this latest video, a friend of hers asks the awkward question. “Oh! Kylie, what is happen… Is that? Are you pumping it up? Like what’s going on?”

To which Kylie laughs and simply says “stop!”

The accompanying snapchat videos do also lead us to wonder just where Kylie got her insane body from. Aside from showing off her skinny waist, she also seems to be loading up on rice krispie squares and biscuits.

Wherever her skinny stomach and amazing curves are coming from, we have no doubt that Tyga thinks she looks beautiful.

A source told HollywoodLife.com that Tyga “loves women with ample backsides,” and that “He’s told Kylie he wouldn’t mind if her booty got even bigger!” 

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The reality TV star has been refreshingly open about her on-going battles with the bathroom scales. 

Indeed, at the beginning of this year, Lauren Goodger was photographed wearing an orange bikini on a beach in Egypt. The resulting shots showed that the 28-year-old had gained a considerable amount of weight.

Writing in her New! magazine column shortly afterwards, she admitted: "I’m too upset and embarrassed to look at those photos of me in a bikini taken on holiday in Egypt.

"They make me feel humiliated – they’re horrendous."

She also revealed her weight: "I’m 12st 9lbs and the heaviest I’ve ever been, but I’ve been distracting myself with other things so I don’t have to think about it."

Still, it seems that they provided the motivation she needed to get in shape.

This evening, just six months after those pictures were released, Lauren took to Instagram to share her outfit for the evening – and in the process she truly wowed her fans. 

Donning a khaki-coloured playsuit, she also wore knee-high sandals from The Secret Runway. 

Her slim, tanned legs were on full display; as was her tiny waist.

And the online reaction was seriously impressed. 

"Looking good girl well done," said one Instagram user. "Keep it up don't lose to much though," they added.

"Best you've ever looked," remarked another. "How amazing does she look here?" asked a further user.

Another person was more playful, however. Tagging a friend, they laughed: "This could have been us if we stuck to our diet 6 months ago lol x"

After an online spat with her former fiance, Mark Wright, Ms Goodger confirmed last week that she had rekindled her romance with ex boyfriend, Jake McLean. 

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American retailer Gap has sparked controversy after tweeting a photo of a very slim model, wearing a plaid shirtdress with the caption: “Dress up your days in pastel plaid”

Once the tweet was sent out, the Internet responded with a LOT of criticism:

“Seriously, Gap? In what world do people look like this? Perhaps you could select models who represent regular gals and not a skeletor ghost.”

“Doesn’t Gap feed its models? Seriously she looks ill. Please use healthy looking women in your ads next time.”

Another said the model looked like “a pencil in plaid”.

The same shirtdress is on the retailer’s website, only there, it is modelled by a regular sized model, which makes you wonder why they chose to use a size zero model on social media.

Gap have yet to respond to the comments.

 

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Following controversy recently when her husband Professor Green branded her as “thinspiration” on Instagram, Millie Mackintosh has spoken out.

Millie appeared on Loose Women where she stuck up for her husband and defended her healthy lifestyle: “He was clearly taking the mickey out of me for posting the picture of myself nearly naked. I’m obviously not his thinspiration … I think anyone that looked at that picture would not say I was anorexic or looked anorexic … I’m really into the gym and a healthy lifestyle and I’m always promoting that on my Twitter and Instagram. If you generally follow my Instagram you’ll see I am constantly hashtagging ‘strong not skinny,’ posting loads of pictures of food. ”

Do you think the reaction to Pro Green’s comments were an overreaction?

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