NEW YORK — When the controversy over ultrathin models erupted almost two years ago, each fashion capital tried to come up with its strategy to tackle the issue — all while the media had a field day, often at the expense of the industry.
But most news outlets quickly lost interest in the subject and the brouhaha quieted down, leading some in the fashion industry to think the trend had come and gone as quickly as the latest "It" accessory. Not so, it seems. Over the past months, executives at the Council of Fashion Designers of America and its health initiative have been working with designers, model agents, casting directors and stylists to reaffirm the suggested guidelines.
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