As of late, it has seemed as though the fashion industry has been growing more accepting of the "real woman"s body, and has been moving away from the stick-thin models that have been been ubiquitous within the industry for decades now.
First, designer Mark Fast opted to integrate "regular" sized women in his London runway show. Next, leading German fashion magazine, Brigitte, announced that it would no longer use professional models, opting instead to cover "women who have their own identity, whether it be the 18-year-old A-level student, the company chairwoman, the musician, or the footballer," according to editor-in-chief Andreas Lebert.
While we think this is great, apparently Karl Lagerfeld thinks otherwise. The prolific designer recently said, "Fat mummies sit there in front of the television with their chip packets and say skinny models are ugly." He went on to add that the world of fashion is about "dreams and illusions," and that "no one wants to see curvy women," in that world.
We have to disagree! We think the models that Mark Fast used in his show were pretty damn gorgeous!
Brigitte's decision to move in real direction came, in part, because Lebert was "fed up," with having to retouch bony women to make them look healthy. German designer John Ribbe refutes this, saying that "ninety per cent [of the models] are totally normal, well-proportioned girls - with less fat and more muscles, who also eat pizza and burgers."
If the models are telling you they eat pizza and burgers, they're lying!
That aside, we don't really care what John Ribbe thinks. We're sad to hear this negativity coming from Unkle K, but we can't say we're surprised. But, changes are being made whether Karl likes it or not, so he should probably learn to love it!
[Image via WENN.]