Italy's anti-anorexia ads have divided France's powerful fashion industry -- with the high end couture federation deeming them "scandalous" while its ready-to-wear cousin hails a fresh move to keep skinny models out of fashion.
Photographer Oliviero Toscani on Wednesday, september 6th defended his images of a nude anorexic woman appearing in magazines and on billboards across Italy in a campaign to raise awareness about the disease.
An Italian advertising campaign featuring photos of an emaciated girl won praise Tuesday, September 25th from designers and the government for targeting anorexia, but campaigners warned it could encourage the disease.
Myanmar will auction off more precious gems and jewellery in November in the fifth such sale this year aimed at bringing foreign currency into the isolated nation, state media reported Sunday, September 16th.
L'Oreal , the world's largest cosmetics group, has launched legal action against eBay , alleging the online auctioneer does not do enough to combat the sale of counterfeits, the company said on Monday.