The Fashion Models Starving For Success

Bones Of Contention (2007): Can the fashion industry amend the body-image crises many young women suffer, or is beauty truly a matter of life and death on the catwalks?

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Should ultra-skinny models be banned? The fashion industry claims it is being unfairly pillaged for the ‘size 0’ phenomenon. But self regulation has done little to weed out emaciated models.
“They have to understand that being thin is our job”, states one size 0 model. But following the death of anorexic model, Ana Carolina Reston, designers are coming under pressure not to use skinny models. Spain banned ultra-thin models from Madrid Fashion Week after complaints they encouraged anorexia. “We didn’t want teenagers to think excessive slimness is a model of beauty”, explains organizer Cuca Solana. But other fashion capitals refuse to follow Spain’s lead. “The whole size 0 thing has come from Hollywood not the catwalks”, complains Hilary Riva, Chief Executive of London Fashion Week. “It’s too simplistic to blame fashion.”

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Major Homer Zimmerman says:


strukn69 says:

That vile Australian fashion designer at the end of the documentary is such a hideous excuse of a human being & her fashions looked cheap & boring.

cyn865 says:

Those so called Fashion Designers belong into Prison !

ZJ ZJ says:

Alice McKall is a dickhead!

Renzo Rivera Valdivia says:

Its funny cause she talks about naturally skinny and u can watch at 4:38 she is just skin and bones. Even with that coat she looks unhealthy even when that piece of clothing makes people look more voluminous

missymani says:

WOW the interviews show how ignorant the designer are.

Jackie Bugdale says:

delusional people

Aunt Barbara says:

Good for Spain to say no to too-skinny models.

John Hetherington says:

Look fashion has always been crazy it will never change
quite right too ..understand?

ZJ ZJ says:

Alice McKall is a dickhead!

Amanda Cardoso says:

Wtf is that designer saying at the end? Well, yeah A lot of African countries are dealing with hunger and we should be worried about it, and try to help and all, but it doesn’t mean that we should just let these young girls deal with anorexia and another eating disorders because of this industry’s standarts. So the designers should stop and take responsibility for their actions and what kind of image they’re promoting, and not just diverse the attention to Hunger in Africa.

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