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Fashion Gets Real

Super-skinny supermodels still own the runway, but that's starting to change. Why are some fashion companies going for a healthier look? Two conglomerates say they will no longer employ models smaller than a size zero, or models younger than 16. It's a big announcement at the start of New York Fashion Week, in an industry that's used to concerns over anorexia and working conditions. What's driving these changes: morality, or money? And how is fashion reaching out to women of different body types? We're discussing it with Vanessa Friedman, fashion director and chief fashion critic for The New York Times, Sara Ziff, a former model and founding director of the Model Alliance, Cindy Gallop, an advertising consultant and CEO of IfWeRanTheWorld and Katie Sturino, founder of For the latest on Hurricane Irma — with reports from Puerto Rico and Miami —visit

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