Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Size Zero is not on Vogue

Possibly the most powerful woman in UK fashion has spoken out about the use of super skinny models in magazine shoots with a strong worded letter to fashion designers.

The editor of Vogue, Alexandra Shulman, has reportedly given them a roasting for making sample sizes so small that she has to seek out the most emaciated of models, and then Photoshop them back to health for publication in her magazine.

It’s official: being ultra-thin is no longer in vogue.

To have someone at the heart of the fashion press declare war on extreme thinness is a great victory for real women everywhere, but is only one small step in the fight against the madness of the size zero trend. It is a far cry from seeing a curvy size 16 gracing the front pages of such titles on a regular basis, but it is one of many small victories which suggest a slow change in the thinking of the fashion sector.

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