MPs approved a law to ban the use of fashion models deemed to be excessively thin. Under the law, models will have to show they have a Body Mass Index (BMI) above a certain level. Modelling agents that break the rules face fines and six months in jail. ... Up to an estimated 40,000 people suffer from anorexia in France, nine out of 10 of them women and girls.
Government banning stuff and generally interfering with people's lives is rightly, normally, perceived to be not cool. But, the French do have a habit of picking the right side of cool on their interventions.