Ban on skinny models shocks fashion world
MADRID. (Reuters) - The world's first ban on overly thin models at a top-level fashion show in Madrid has caused outrage among modeling agencies and raised the prospect of restrictions at other catwalk pageants.
Madrid's fashion week has turned away underweight models after protests that young girls and women were trying to copy their rail-thin looks and developing eating disorders.
Organizers say they want to project an image of beauty and health, rather than a waif-like, or heroin chic look. read more>>
I love this
"outrage among modeling agencies"and further down in the article
"but what about discrimination against the model"oh please! You know the criteria for being able to model at this show:
Under the Madrid ruling, models must have a BMI rating of around 18. That would disqualify top Spanish model Esther Canadas, and supermodels like Kate Moss, based on unofficial records of their height and weight.
Is it just me or does anyone really think this girl is appealing. Yes, she has a beautiful face but she looks like some scary Amazon woman who is starving, like if she doesn't break while running at you, you had better hold on tight to your twinkies!
In this (Reuters) photo, I would think the look model going for is "sexy".
Now, look at this picture:
By the fashion standards of today, Marilyn Monroe is a big girl. I dare say that even with more clothing on, she is more beautiful and definitely "sexier" than the waif look of today.
I applaud those in Madrid who have done this and hope that the trend spreads like wildfire! Lets send the message to our daughters, and to ourselves, that being healthy is beautiful!