Hey, it’s Christmas. I am allowed to be a bit off topic, right? And this is about your daughter …
|December 30, 2008||Posted by O'Leary under Off Topic|
Last October, there were some unaccustomed hisses on the Madrid catwalk—directed against gaunt girls. Size 0 scored 0. One in three models, at less than size 8, was ordered offstage by the audience.
Spain isn’t the hottest fashion walk in Europe, but some star-studded runways are grudgingly following its bold move. Maybe the starvation trend has peaked—about time, say many disgusted fashionistas.
In recent years, according to the UK’s Sarah Watkinson, who manages attractive models of normal proportions, “some designers especially like to use incredibly thin girls to wear their clothes because they like the shock aspect. These days more and more very skinny, size-zero models are being used.”
The real shock is that underneath the duds, zeros may hover wispily close to death’s door. One model fell through it last year.
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