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Beware, skinny bitches! After London, Madrid, and Sydney, it appears New York's Fashion Week may be the next to fall to fat-friendly forces. As always, note that when we say "fat" in this context, we mean "not painfully emaciated." Equipped with a new president, the Council of Fashion Designers of America will be issuing guidelines on too-thin models ahead of Fashion Week casting in February. (Asked about this issue, the previous CFDA prez said he "wouldn't touch it with a 10-foot pole.") Likely brought into sharp relief by the recent anorexia deaths in South America, the skinny debate, the situation may force even Karl Lagerfeld may have to hire a few fleshy types in 2007.

New York fashion group to issue guidelines on skinny models [AFP]