The WSJ has a story about a young model sent home early from Paris Fashion Week for gaining 5 pounds. She is a 17 year old girl who is still rail thin (23 inch waist) but designers want their clothes only on the gauntest, most sallow unhealthy girls I guess.
Last year there was all this hoopla about new rules concerning minimum-weight in models and sticking to them, and what happens? Nothing apparently. It makes me so mad because we are told the clothes look best on a hanger, not a person (essentially these rail thin models act as hangers, no curves to fill out the clothes). And young girls look at those unattainable bodies and think they are supposed to look like that. let me tell you, having lived in Manhattan and seen a few of these models in person, they look like giraffes. When a successful model talks about looking awkward when she was young i totally believe it, these girls are incredibly thin, and incredibly tall at a very young age.
At least this particular girl has a mom with a good head on her shoulders. Read the story here.