Friday, September 22, 2006

Model Fall-out

So, it's been a busy week-- Madrid's decision to ban waifish models from some high-level fashion shows has had an interesting effect. It was widely covered, and a few other countries have spoken out against the too-thin trend too. (It goes to show that you only need one voice to start something larger!)

ABC News had an article about India's growing health concerns as their nation picks up more and more Western trends, including ideas of beauty. CNN had two articles-- one about fashion shows and concerns in London, where there was no ban, and another about the health of models in general.

I wonder if this is the start of a body-positive "eat right, exercise and accept your body" trend, or if it's just a very small ripple in a very large pond?

2 comments:

Sharon said...

Being involved with Fashion Week for such a long time, I believe that this is another one of those trends, and drama to kick off the season. I do keep my fingers crossed that next year we will actually see "real life" depiction on runways.

MaMa-Feminista said...

Check out http://3quarksdaily.blogs.com/3quarksdaily/2006/09/less_than_zero.html
It's an awesome post about body image and the fashion industry.