Submitted by Admin on Wed, 03/07/2007 - 06:35
A brief collection of excuses by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) offered during the recent NYC fashion week to explain why its guidelines in favor of models’ health lacked an enforcement provision. My comments are in italics:
Submitted by Admin on Mon, 03/05/2007 - 20:29
News from the fashion world...
Submitted by Admin on Mon, 03/05/2007 - 08:28
News related to the fashion world...
Submitted by Admin on Mon, 03/05/2007 - 06:33
Some news on fashion pertinent to the contents of this site...
Submitted by Admin on Fri, 03/02/2007 - 01:41
A number of studies have examined what happens to girls’ or women’s ratings of their bodies if they are exposed to images of skinny fashion models in a laboratory setting. Many of these studies have reported worsened body image among the participants, some have reported no change in body image and a few have even reported improved body image. Groesz et al.(1; zip) carried out a meta-analysis of 25 such studies, i.e., grouped the samples to see overall trends.
Submitted by Admin on Wed, 02/28/2007 - 02:47
A commentator pointed out:
I sometimes wonder why thin is in right now--- for the most part, fashion recycles itself-- in the 60’s and 70’s thin was in, then in the 80’s and a good portion of the 90’s the “Amazon” models were popular, like Linda Evangelista and Cindy Crawford. So one would expect this to start recycling itself...but it hasn’t.
Submitted by Admin on Wed, 02/28/2007 - 00:51
Submitted by Admin on Wed, 02/21/2007 - 17:50
Submitted by Admin on Sun, 02/11/2007 - 23:26
Famous fashion photographer Mario Testino has recently said that high-fashion models are not skinny to an extent that one needs to be concerned about it. Testino provided no justification other than saying that “We are in a business to sell clothes. Clothes look better on a thinner person, but I don't think that clothes look good on a skeleton, myself.” How informative!
Submitted by Admin on Wed, 02/07/2007 - 04:14