Monday, January 30, 2012
Skinny on fashionistas
Diane von Furstenburg, president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, issued guidelines on age and fitness of those human coat hangers we call models.
Even a Victoria’s Secret model, where curves are supposedly celebrated, said she didn’t eat solid food for 9 days before a show.
Diane also decreed that models be 16.
Some models eat cotton wool or tissue to feel full and not absorb calories.
Kate Moss herself once said, “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.”
Some models are naturally tall and thin. Others purge or have other disorders.
Diane has not gone to the BMI charts yet—but Spain has. No BMIs under 18 on the catwalks.
There are too many skeletons on the runways, as one Milan expert put it.
The New York fashion world is supposed to keep an eye out for eating disorders, keep healthy food available at shows, and raise awareness of the dangers of smoking.
Yes, cigs, heroin, and a glass of champagne after the show is the staple regimen of some of these women.
How can they model Spanx at this rate?
We look at Harpers Bazaar and some of those gray-faced women look fierce and deranged. Maybe a nice burger?