Simons apologizes: "We should have done better"

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Photo: Mike Reshitnyk

La Maison Simons president Peter Simons
(photo taken in 2003). The retailer recently pullled advertising geared
to teens after complaints that models were too thin. The fashion industry
has been proactive of late in promoting healthier-looking female models.

The Quebec City based clothing retailer La Maison Simons has recalled 450,000 of its youth-focused fall/winter catalogue after numerous customer complaints cited the young female models pictured in the catalogue as too thin.