This picture concerns me. I’ve read that designers make their fashions according to the shape of a skeleton model; they drape clothes around a skeleton model, and many models have anorexia. Many models crumple tissues into balls and digest them away to nix hunger pangs, while going through intravenous therapy to keep their bony frame.
How did this all happen? A model who gains a little weight can’t fit into a sample clothing size for casting, and her agency says, “WHY THE HECK DID YOU GAIN THAT WEIGHT? YOU HAD IT ALL AND YOU BLEW IT WHEN YOU ATE THE SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS!” and the model begins to diet. She looks great, but this makes her think, “If I lose even more weight, maybe everyone will say I look even better.” Wrong conclusion. If you stay that way and exercise and eat healthfully, you’ll look even better. Bony frames, fainting, and hunger leads to the zombie look, which doesn’t look good even on Halloween; the zombie look is a sign of illness; therefore you can’t go trick-or-treating and eat lots of candy. No sick person ever looked good in the best brand of makeup or the top-notch designer clothing.
The zombie look is now the look that the fashion industry strives for, because they’re all after the drama. Drama, drama, drama. Actually, the fashion industry is in the midst of the drama. A more dramatic title for this post would be: The Secret Tragic Life of the Modeling Girl.
To models: Anorexia doesn’t increase your metabolism, but eating healthy grains and vegetables DO. The reason the title of this post is what it is, is that lately I have been very angry and negative when I go into these issues. I didn’t want to make it look like I wanted revenge. Which I don’t.