Page 3.14

It’s New York Fashion Week, and all eyes are on the models. This time, though, they are facing a new kind of scrutiny.

i-c56f34ce5a9ca8ac093468144f91fb7e-skinny3.jpg

In 2006, Madrid’s Fashion Week made headlines for banning models with a body-mass index of less than 18.5–in other words, a 5’9″ model must weigh more than 124 pounds. The resolution followed the deaths of Uruguayan model Luisel Ramos and Brazilian model Ana Carolina Reston, both from anorexia. Ramos died of a heart attack, reportedly after months of eating only lettuce and diet soda, and Ramos, from a systemic infection facilitated by months of susbsisting on only apples and tomatoes. Anorexia nervosa has the highest premature fatality rate of any mental illness.



The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), which founded New York’s Fashion Week and still plays a guiding role in the event, has decided not to enforce any medical exams or minimum body-mass index requirements in New York’s Fashion Week, saying that they promote, “awareness and education, not policing.”

Fashion industry heavyweights have come out both in favor of and against this decision. Armani has said that his company will stop booking size-zero models for runway shows. Yet Diane von Furstenberg, fashion luminary and president of the CFDA, has a different take. Furstenberg thinks that regulating the modeling industry will only fuel our already “absurd” obsession with models. When asked by a New York magazine reporter if models would ever have to weigh in at New York Fashion week, von Furstenberg replied, “Over my dead body.”

Source.
Source.

Image.

Comments

  1. #1 Mark
    February 7, 2007

    A serious problem, no doubt, but I think the particular images you are using are modified to exaggerate the models’ thinness. Check http://www.snopes.com/photos/people/models.asp

  2. #2 Sarah Dasher
    February 7, 2007

    Ack! You’re absolutely right. I changed the above image to one that is (hopefully?) unaltered. If you want to see the original pictures that accompanied this post, check them out
    here
    or
    here
    .

    Thanks!

  3. #3 Aurea Eagle
    September 26, 2008

    Awesome! Well I don’t think she can eat ‘a whole sandwich’ :P

  4. #4 Kate
    October 3, 2008

    To be honest i think its crazy that some girls actually looke up to these stick thin models there not really good role models its disgusting why someone would think stick thin models are attractive.

  5. #5 flower girl dress
    October 25, 2008

    This blog Is very informative , I am really pleased to post my comment on this blog . It helped me with ocean of knowledge so I really belive you will do much better in the future . Good job web master .

  6. #6 wwee
    October 28, 2008
  7. #7 maria
    November 18, 2008

    lA mayoria de las fotos no son NI DE Luisel ni Eleana Ramos Y NOOOOOO, ERAN ANORÉXICAAAAS
    PESABAN 56 KG Y MURIERON DE UNA ENFERMEDAD CONGENITA QUE NADA TIENE QUE VER CON LA ANORÉXIA Y SERÍA BUENO Q UE DEJARAN DE TENERLAS COMO EL ICONO DE LA ANOREXIA Y NOS AYUDARAN EN LA BUSQUEDA DE LA CURA D E LA ENFERMEDAD QUE LAS MATOOOOO
    MAL DE BGUGADA QUE PROVOCA MUERTE SUBITA Y SE LLEVÓ A 2 SERES MARAVILLOSOS DEJANDO A SUS PADRES SIN SUS 2 HIJAS
    EN NOMBRE DE SUS FAMILIARES Y AMIGOS QUE LAS LLORAMOS DESCONSOLADAMENTE, PEDIMOS POR FAVOR RESPETO Y DIGNIDAD PARA 2 CHICAS QUE NO PADECIERON JAMASSS ESA ENFERMEDAD.

  8. #8 tomdavis
    May 12, 2009

    She doesn’t need a sandwich, she’s beautiful.

    Look at her long, lean features, truly beautiful. She had the right idea, just the wrong diet. SLIM is beautiful.

    Too bad there’s so many haters on here.

    RIP my beauty.

  9. #9 flower girl dress
    June 17, 2009

    she looks like 5′ 9″ 120 lbs. so disgusting.

  10. #10 melody
    April 28, 2010

    eeeeewwwww she seriously needs some Mcdonalds!! atleast 6 lbs!!!

The site is undergoing maintenance presently. Commenting has been disabled. Please check back later!