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"I think it's outrageous, I understand they want to set this tone of healthy beautiful women, but what about discrimination against the model and what about the freedom of the designer," said [Cathy] Gould, Elite's North America director, adding that the move could harm careers of naturally "gazelle-like" models.

Gould is outraged by organizers of Madrid's fashion week, who plan to turn away models falling below a certain skeletal body-fat rating as determined by on-site medics. So far, they've kept out 30% of the waifs from last year's anorexia fiesta. First Australia, now Spain! The fatties are battering their massive bulk against the spindly gates of fashion! Won't somebody save the gazelles!

Spain ban on skinny models shocks fashion world [Reuters]