British Vogue Rings the Alarm over Too Thin Models

The editor of British VOGUE has accused some of the world’s leading catwalk designers of pushing ever thinner models into fashion magazines despite widespread public concern over “size zero” models and rising teenage anorexia.

Alexandra Shulman sent a strongly worded letter to designers in Europe and the United States and accusing them of forcing magazines to hire models with “jutting bones and no breasts or hips” by supplying them with “minuscule” garments for their photo shoots.  She claims that the clothes sent to magazines for use in their photo shoots have become “substantially smaller”.  Having no other way to obtain the new clothes, the magazines must hire models that fit the clothes or fail to cover the latest collections from the leading designers.

British Vogue is now frequently “retouching” photographs to make models look larger, Shulman said.


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