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Misleading and useless CNN video related to New York Spring 2009 fashion week
The clowns at CNN recently released a video on whether thin is still in in the fashion world.
The video is reproduced below should CNN take it off its site.
CNN correspondent Alina Cho starts with the claim that the modeling lifestyle is glamorous. What is the reality? Whereas the photoshoots and the catwalk are glamorous, most high-fashion models don’t have a very happy existence. The glamour is mostly fake or outward. Too many of them have to starve to fulfill the thinness requirement. More details on this topic can be found in some previous articles posted at this site:
- Fashion models planning to unionize.
- Why Eastern European models are overrepresented among high-fashion models.
- The plight of high-fashion models.
- Having to deal with lechers/perverts.
Only a minority of big-name models approach a happy existence, but they have often gone through starvation misery to make it big. The video features quotes from Kate Moss…“Nobody ever fed me.”…“I was so thin I hated it.”
Cho even mentions 6 fashion model deaths related to undereating in recent years, but quickly states that this seemed to wake up the fashion industry. Cho says that the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) issued guidelines “banning runway models under 16” and “calling on designers and casting agents to encourage models who look sick to get help.” The reality was that the CFDA, facing a potential public relations nightmare resulting from the starvation-caused deaths of some fashion models, issued a statement of fake concern and “guidelines” it had no intention of following through. Months later, it was clear that the CFDA waited for the hot issue of the deaths to become a distant memory and then went along pretending as if nothing had happened. Read the details on CFDA lowlife.
Cho wonders what has happened 18-months after the CFDA issued the guidelines. She asks designer Max Azria whether he has ever seen a model who looked thin and told her that she needs to get help? Azria indicates that he has often done so and the models now are less thin. Throughout the video, Cho doesn’t bother discussing the reason why high-fashion models need to be so thin. Anyone seriously dwelling over this issue will note that all cues point to the designers’ preferences. So what is the bright idea of asking designers if they have taken some steps to take care of the problem? All we are going to get are Karl Lagerfeld-like lies.
Cho digresses to the issue of people claiming that models are naturally thin. Of course, some models are naturally thin but many are being forced to starve. The central issue is why do they have to be very thin? We have queers lusting after boys as the majority of the dominant fashion designers, and they are trying to get girl models who look like boys in their early adolescence. This is why these girls need to be very thin. I will be skiing in Hell before CNN admits this.
Cho says that there has been a return of the curvy supermodel, mentioning the recent appearance of Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campell in some major ad campaigns, and then says that Editors of fashion magazines call it an improvement. This is a retarded statement. Geriatric [by industry standards] former supermodels are being featured as a quirk and this won’t last for long. An unusual event does not a long-term trend make. In July of this year, Vogue Italia released an issue full of predominantly sub-Saharan African models and it sold very well. Some people were hailing this as a rebuttal to the notion that “black faces on magazine covers don’t sell the magazine” and saying that there should be no excuse for the rare use of African models in advertising. The Vogue Italia issue sold well because of it freak novelty. If the magazine regularly started featuring lots of African models one wonders how long will it be before it goes out of circulation.
And some wonder why it is that the mainstream media keep losing their audience.