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Christian Dior and Gucci owners drop super-skinny models

The fashion houses behind brands including Christian Dior and Gucci have said they will stop using underweight models for their catwalk shows.

LVMH and Kering, two of the biggest fashion firms in the world, made the move amid criticism the industry encourages eating disorders, as reported by BBC.

Models must be bigger than a French size 32, which typically equates to a UK size six or US size zero, LVMH said.

The firms will also not use models under the age of 16 for adult clothes. Kering's billionaire chairman Francois-Henri Pinault said the firms hoped to "inspire the entire industry to follow suit".

The two French companies' brands also include Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Thomas Pink, Fendi and Stella McCartney.



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