I saw this on the news as I was trying to find information on the fires the other day and I'd thought that I'd post before I forgot about it!
I am particularly amused by this from the article:
"I think its outrageous, I understand they want to set this tone of healthy beautiful women, but what about discrimination against the model and what about the freedom of the designer," said Gould, Elite's North America director, adding that the move could harm careers of naturally "gazelle-like" models.
From what I've heard, the fashion industry has no problem telling their models that they need to lose weight. So what's the problem with telling a naturally "gazelle-like" model that she has to gain enough weight to be healthy?? Looking at the picture of the gazelle above, I'd say that the gazelle looks quite healthy...no bones sticking out, good muscle tone. The fashion industry, to a certain extent, promotes ideals. Most models are at least 5'7 (which is considered a bit short!!) I will never be 5'7 (well that't not true, I can get on a stepstool!!hehe). So the next step would be to be thin? Ok, not bad, but to become so thin it's unhealthy? No thank you, but I do want to get to a healthy weight for my height. To quote Gilda Radner:"I just don't get what all the fuss is all about!"