Tuesday, February 12, 2008

UK Times: Three models banned from fashion show in Madrid for being too thin


“Their health might be OK, but their appearance is extremely thin"

According to UK's Timeonline, three models were banned from Madrid fashion week. I've never really followed Madrid fashion week but I remember they're big on women's rights. Just last year they attacked Dolce & Gabbana ads for advocating women abuse.

But as fashion weeks are here, New York's Fashion week was last week, and this week is London's and Madrid's, followed by Paris and Milan, the issue of model sizes are talked about once again. The New York Times also talks about the higher number of skinny models in NY Fashion Week.

For me, whenever such articles are raised, the media never highlights the models or pictures of the models that are annorexic. That information is always disclosed so the public have to conjured that society taboo image of the worst case scenario ever. You know, the image where the girl's rib cage and piercing through her chest, sunken stomach, big bug eyes, basically a skeleton.

I do have a problem with promoting annorexic where the individual is clearly sick and his or her health are in danger. But to a certain degree, I don't think the media understands that there's a shift in style and culture interest in the fashion industry. What culture is that? The underground, young, glamour culture. In a world where obesity can be considered an epidemic, those who stay young and fit are those that work hard for it. Fat is no longer incorporated with health, but a stepping stone to obesity (insert worst case scenario of an obese individual). You know, the man that sit on his couch, whose skin is grafted with the couch because he hasn't moved in ages.


I digress. This new culture doesn't suppport annorexia. The young skinny boys do not intentionally starve themselves to obtain this physique. Guys and girls are more health concious and they do not want the threat of heart attacks and respiratory problems to shorten their lives. I don't know about you, but I've scene models eat and they do not hold back. The only time where their eating habits are more controlled are during fashion week and that's only because they go in for fitting. Once that fitting occurs, the models have to make sure the fitting do not fluctuate since that will take extra time to fit during the fashion shows; time that the designers and house do not have.

The girls are just build differently. As much as people know over weight people, there's average people, and then there's those that are naturally thin. The fashion industry just has a new muse, a new group of individual's whose bank account are willing to spend on clothes that are tailored and form-fitting, not stretchables.

I'm not disagreeing with the articles, I just think when such an article is so one-sided, it's important to expose all aspects of it instead of just attacking an industry that problem dresses the writer in his Armani suits.

Read UK Times article: Three models banned from fashion show in Madrid for being too thin
Read NY Times article: The Vanishing Point

16 comments:

MR style said...

that article is so true !! like it !!

Tabitha said...

wow that second boy has a concave chest, nearly...

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i agree, too thin, it´s not even beautiful....


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Ricky Patterson said...

Hell. I think the "skinny" male models look more normal and natural than the bulked up ones.

Anonymous said...

uhh someone forgot to have an editor look over this. very unprofessional.

Anonymous said...

granted some ppl are naturally that skinny... now the only 2 girls i have met in my life that skinny, one was anarexic... the other was bolemic (dunno how much) and smoked for the sole intention of getting skinnier... however i've seen more men that are naturally that skinny. my husband is actually the same as those 2 men, but he's extremely healthy, and eats and eats. he's never been able to gain more weight, with exercise, protein shakes, change of diets. nothing works. so with the girl i think it is rediculous, but there's something about men that just make them more likely to be like that. (haha, yes, my husband sees skinny girl models like that and says they are disgusting cuz he says its just unnatural for women)

Anonymous said...

I can vouch for those guys! I'm really skinny myself and I believe that I have filled out as much as I should. Any more and I will begin to look pudgy, however my wrists are ridiculously tiny! Guys nowadays are just naturally skinny, and even if their metabolism slowed down and the ate a lot, they would still have naturally skinny bodies. Besides, huge buff guys is just gross! It's ok to have muscle but once you start looking like Stallone, you've gone too far.

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Somehow this is true, why three models were banned from fashion show in Madrid. I think maybe they violated the rule or regulation.
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louis said...

Hi, nowadays, i see many models too thin like this. I think we should not encourage for this style. Many girls are trying to stop eating or eating a little bit to be thin like this, they think that is beautiful. But the fact that is not good for health. I like models who have healthy body, not skinny like this.
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