Friday, March 12, 2010
For a fashion lover, I don't spend much time flipping through the magazines or drooling over images from various fashion weeks around the world. And this is why:
and this woman
are the industry standards of "curvy", "fleshier", and "voluptuous" and industry big-wigs are having a great time patting themselves on the back for breaking the "weight barrier".
It has even gotten to the point, after a death of a model from heart failure after stepping off the catwalk, that the industry is being pushed to institute minimum BMIs and provide food backstage.
To folks like Karl Lagerfeld, I say, "Give me these gorgeous, fit women on the catwalk any day..."
..."and tell your models who have to run around in the shower to get wet that we aren't buying what they're selling."
(PS. I'm pretty sure that modern Venus in the first picture would count as being round. And I'm pretty sure that plenty of people are more than pleased to look at her.)