Have fashion models always been skinny? I think so.. Is it so the the clothes are on a uniformed physic. less attention on the (curvy) body and more on the clothes? Who knows. Maybe visually it is the equivalent to the horse jockey having to weigh 86 lbs in order to better promote the horse.
Once again we have all the skinny haters! you wouldn’t comment on someone being obese so don’t comment on someone being thin … models have to be thin & most have the thin gene irrespective of what they eat … i guess it’s all about jealousy …
Female models have been super skinny for years now, it’s really not anything special.
What is weird is how thin male models have become. I was browsing the runway shows from fall 06 and spring 07 and was struck by how tiny the guys are starting to look. Thin but super muscular was in a couple of years ago, but now they’re all waifish.
FFS anon 3.43pm – Nobody is ‘jealous’ or ‘skinny haters’, people are simply commenting on the blindingly obvious. People like you should come up with a different argument, the jealousy schtick is getting very old and tired.
I think fashion models are too skinny. It’s not that I’m jealous. Excessive thinness (oftentimes the result of anorexia, which you can often tell by people’s faces: anorexics often have a “hungry” or “famished” look, haunted eyes, and pale lips… having been thru a similar bout myself, I can recognise it in others) offends my ocular senses. But lingerie and bathing suit models… wow! They look a million times better than fashion models. They look the way women should look. (They look the way I aspire to look now that I’ve grown to womanhood.)
I don’t mind models being skinny but I _would_ like to see more variety in the body types you photograph. I love the blog and enjoy the comments but would like to see some really stylish chunky folks especially when they don’t seem embarassed about being larger! So, keep your wonderful artist’s eye open for some fabulous fatties!