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The unmitigated proof you’ve been waiting for that norms don’t exist when it comes to the human body.
Just shy of a month ago, British Vogue enacted a 10-point code of conduct governing treatment of models on their shoots, and now editor Alexandra Shulman has signed on with a documentary for teenagers set to shed light on how much manipulation goes into the magazine’s photos. “It’s basically a huge team of people that go in to create the image, of which retouching is the icing on the cake,” Shulman said.
Lady Gaga, Kelly Osbourne, and Sharon Osbourne are three very outspoken women in the entertainment industry, and they’ve all just decided to take their feud over bullying and body image very public.
Daisy Lowe has been pretty vocal about her body, and uses every opportunity she gets to educate people that no, not all humans are a size zero, and yes, being curvy is a beautiful thing. She’s even designed a clothing line that caters to women with real curves. In Grazia‘s upcoming body issue, the 23-year-old model is at it again, opening up about her battle with her own body image.
While Lady Gaga calls the media attention she received following her 30-pound weight gain “f*cking ridiculous,” Beth Ditto, whose body has been a central part of her celebrity ever since she first rose to fame as the lead singer for Gossip, has a different point of view entirely.
The blogosphere has been up in arms recently over a blog post that called Kate Upton “lazy”, “lardy”, and “fat”, and now the 20-year-old model has made a statement about the comments.
In totally predictable news that sends us right back to middle school, some anonymous woman on the virtual playground that is the internet called Kate Upton fat.
Sometimes we forget that models, those alien-like creatures who get paid to allow photographers to distort perfect images of them into unrealistic ridiculousness, are actually human beings with human emotions. And this line from Lara Stone, the current face of Calvin Klein, reminded us of that fact.
Khloe Kardashian graces her very first cover this month for what just so happens to also be Cosmopolitan’s very first Middle East edition. And though she looks lovely on the outside — look at all that Styleite pink! — the inside reveals that she’s got the patience and what may well be the self esteem of a saint.
If you’ve read our humble little site more than once, you’ll know how incensed we get when we see a particularly bad bout of Photoshop tomfoolery. But we saw a post today that made us wonder whether we would feel the same about the process if pictures celebrities were altered to make them look fat instead of rail thin.
We wrote last week how much we think everyone in the fashion industry — and a healthy share of people outside of it — should see “Picture Me,” Sara Ziff’s documentary about what it’s really like to be a model. During New York Fashion Week, Ziff went backstage for The Cut to talk with models and industry about issues from how young models are when they start working to how much or how little they’re allowed to eat.
We’ve always known those Australians were ahead — about 20 time zones or so. But if the election of the nation’s first female (and red-headed!) Prime Minister wasn’t progressive enough for you, it seems they’ve gone and beat us all to the collective punch again.
Crystal Renn, whose plus size modeling career has earned her a place among some of the greatest supermodels, talked weight and her future goals with Modelinia.
Myer, an Australian clothing store, recently increased the sizes of their plus-size mannequins to include displays of sizes 18 and 20 (comparable to a US size 14 and 16). But if the goal is to make their mannequins closer to the average Australian woman’s body, Myer executives still have some work to do.