Models 'should show health proof'
( BBC ) - London Fashion Week models should be asked to prove they do not suffer eating disorders, a report says.
The Model Health Inquiry did not recommend banning size zero girls from the catwalk, although it did repeat its call for models under 16 to be banned.
It also said models should provide "good health" certificates from doctors who specialise in eating disorders.
The British Fashion Council, which set up the inquiry, said it would consider the 14 non-binding recommendations.
The report was done to tackle health issues among London Fashion Week models.
These certificates - paid for by the models - would then have to be checked by agencies before the models could be taken on their books, the inquiry said.
In its final report the inquiry reiterated its earlier calls for under-16s to be banned from the catwalks during London Fashion Week.
The British Fashion Council has already written this condition into the contracts of designers showing at the event, which launches on Saturday.
The report says models aged 16 to 18 should have chaperones "where appropriate" and people working with models aged under 16 should be subjected to Criminal Record Bureau checks.