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Skinny Models Out, Victoria's Secret Angels & Coco Rocha In At Designer Giles Deacon's Show!

Wed, March 3, 2010 2:59pm EDT by Katrina Mitzeliotis 45 Comments


Get ready to see these healthier looking girls on the runway…AGAIN!

We’re so glad designers are finally getting the message! After Prada ditched their pin thin models for Victoria’s Secret Angels for their show during Milan Fashion Week, designer Giles Deacon has enlisted VS Angels Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Alessandra Ambrosio, Izabel Goulart, and Karolina Kurkova, along with models Coco Rocha, Jessica Stam, and Natasha Poly to walk in his show during Paris Fashion Week today, March 3!

Coco Rocha, who is very vocal about the weight debate in the fashion industry, came forward in 2008 and admitted that people had told her she needed to loose more weight — at the time, she was 5’10 and weighed in at 108 pounds! While long-legged, skinny models seem to go hand-in-hand with the fashion industry, sometimes enough is enough! If designers want real women to wear their clothes, their models shouldn’t look like malnourished children. While top models like Coco, Jessica, and the Angels still have thin frames that are only slightly bigger than some of the smallest models, hopefully this is a step in the right direction. We’re so glad Giles Deacon decided to follow the trend from the Prada show and we can only hope that more designers will do the same!

—Katrina Mitzeliotis