People really like to complain about fashion week. Because it’s so hard! We have to skip meals sometimes. And work long hours! And watch pretty clothes come down a runway on prettier people while even prettier people sit six rows in front of us. Fashion week is hard! But you know who it’s really hard on? The models.
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First of all, while we all think we’re busy, they’re going to almost as many shows and getting a head-to-toe makeover between each one. Take, for example, the exchange Women’s Wear Daily had with model Chrystal Copland, who opened Louis Vuitton this season.
What was the most not-fun thing about doing the shows?
The hair pulling. I’ve lost half of my hair in the past month because it just gets ripped out. But it’ll grow back. I mean, you just have to think you’re there to work and that’s part of your work. That’s how I get through it.
Emphasis ours. But even worse are their feet. Their poor feet! Our feet hurt after a week of shows and we almost categorically only wear flats. Now imagine your feet were shoved into a different pair of heels five times a day, none of which fit you because who cares? Now imagine doing that every day for a month. Are you done imagining? Good. Because this is what your feet would look like.
Modeling’s not the hardest job in the world, but it certainly isn’t easy.