A new law is going into effect in France that protects models from becoming too frail.
According to HuffPost, the law — passed in 2015 and enacted this year — not only bans “excessively thin fashion models,” it also requires models to get a “doctor’s certificate to prove they are healthy.”
But models aren’t the only ones subject to new regulation; HuffPost says that any and all photos of models that are “digitally-altered” have to be labelled as a “retouched photograph,” a demarcation that is required on all altered photos starting Oct. 1.
What happens if modeling agencies don’t comply with the new health standards? HuffPost says they can face up to $82,000 in fines and six months of jail time.