Too-skinny fashion model debate turns to age discussions

It is good to be reflecting on this problem about the battle women have with fitting into our culture’s vision of beauty, and even more concretely, fitting into the “sample size” for models clothes. Hoping the energy behind this is determined and sincere, and that maybe others take up the cause.

This article is a very good read…

As New York Fashion Week rolls out runway, too-skinny model debate turns to age
By Samantha Critchell, AP / February 10th, 2010

Would older models quell too-skinny debate?

NEW YORK — The models auditioning for New York Fashion Week were undeniably thin. But it was only after the fashion industry started worrying about too-skinny models that casting agent James Scully began asking their age.

Most, he found, were under 16.

“Things are very seriously wrong at this moment,” Scully said.

As another round of runway shows kicks off on Thursday, fashion insiders are again taking up the cause of emaciated models, this time with a new target to blame: youth.

The Council of Fashion Designers of America hosted a panel discussion Tuesday night on changing the standard model “sample size,” part of the health initiative it started after the death three years ago of a model with an eating disorder…

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