Models hoping to walk Paris' runways now need a doctor's note. French lawmakers passed a law on Thursday declaring models must obtain a medical certificate showing their body mass index is healthy and "compatible with the practice of the [modeling] profession" before working jobs. Those who break the law could face six months in prison and an $82,000 fine, reports AFP.
A second law—to go into effect in January 2017 at the latest—notes a commercial image that's been Photoshopped must be labeled a "retouched photograph." Fines for violations will start at about $40,000 and could possibly reach up to 30% of the cost of the ad buy, per Women's Wear Daily. (Read more France stories.)