Hello, fashion designers! Why are you still filling the runways at NYC Fashion Week with models so skinny they look like little fawns?
Women don’t want to be fawns, baby colts, pencils or skeletons! Women want to be fit, healthy and sexy! Women want to look great for themselves AND, yes, also for men.
That is a FACT! Women enjoy feeling alluring for the men in their lives… or for the men that they want to have in their lives.
And yes, while every woman wants to lose 5 lbs and is constantly working out or watching what she eats, no normal woman wants to look like the rail-thin models marching down the runways at NY Fashion Week.
They don’t even look like adolescent girls. Kylie Jenner, 14, who walked in the Abbey Dawn fashion show on September 12 is beautifully slim and still looked twice as wide as the typical models on the runway. What’s up with that?
In previous fashions seasons, I’ve spent time interviewing modelling agents, designers, and representatives for NY Fashion Week and no one “knows” who is creating this sub- zero size model trend. Everyone points a finger at each other.
Designers claim that the only models the modelling agencies send them are ultra skinny girls. They are forced to use them. Then the modelling agents reply that it’s really the stylists for the fashion shows who want the super skinnies. After past show seasons, there’s been talk about banning models from the runway who had a lower body mass index (BMI) than 18.5. Madrid, Spain, actually banned models with a BMI of less than 18!
In the meantime, the pencils keep marching on down the runways. But in the world of real American women — the beauty and style role models that actual, red-blooded American women aspire to — have plenty of curves.
So designers, whether you like it or not, it’s fuller figured women like Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé, Christina Hendricks, J. Lo, Blake Lively, Diana Agron, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Vanessa Hudgens that real women want to emulate and dress like.
So why, American designers, do you want to use them to show off your clothes?
Trust me, women don’t want to look at coat hangers. I’m sure they will crave and lust after your clothes even more if they could see them on the healthier, curvier models that used to be the norm in the supermodel era, before the turn of the century.
I strongly suggest you listen to them!
— Bonnie Fuller
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