NYFW: THE RETURN TO ANOREXIC CHIC!

anorexic-chicIn spite of last season’s proclamations, there appears to be a return to anorexic chic on New York Fashion Week’s runways.  Case in point is Victoria Beckham’s 2017 spring/summer show (above), where emaciated teenaged models wore clothes which only accentuated their frail figures.  According to Sarah Vine, whose scathing editorial appeared in the Daily Mail, “despite the occasional hype about this or that plus-sized model, regular attempts by the industry to encourage a more normal-sized aesthetic are mere window dressing. Truth is, most designers are incorrigible: they would sooner be spotted in last season’s trousers than send a single curve down the runway.”

What happened to the uptick in plus-sized models featured or even starring in mainstream fashion campaigns?  And what about France’s new laws enacted to help “curb anorexia rates and promote healthier body images”?  As you may recall, one even required models to present a doctor’s certificate of health prior to walking the catwalk; another required magazines and advertisements to to post “touched up” on photoshopped campaigns   Vine explains, “To be taken at all seriously in the cut-throat world of high fashion — the world of tiny A-listers and stick-thin fashion editors such as Anna Wintour — you have to be skin and bones.”

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2 Responses to “NYFW: THE RETURN TO ANOREXIC CHIC!”

  1. Fashion says:

    What happened to the uptick in plus-sized models featured or even starring in mainstream fashion campaigns?

  2. Just speak with your wallet. 🙂

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