If anyone’s going to step up and be honest about this topic, it’s Kelly Cutrone!
The Queen of Blunt Honesty recently opened up in an interview about her upcoming judgeship on America’s Next Top Model cycle 20, and discussed the HIGHly controversial issue of ultra-skinny models.
She comes from a very experienced PR perspective, and used her years of industry knowledge to support her argument, explaining:
"Society has a hyper emphasis on thin and that trend comes from the consumers — it does not come from the fashion industry. The fashion industry needs to make money, that's what we do. If people said, 'we want a 300 pound purple person,' the first industry to do it would be fashion.
You look at the Dove campaign in Times Square — it sticks out like a sore thumb. Those girls in the white T-shirts and underwear, next to Calvin Klein [and all the other fashion ads]. As a consumer, it doesn't make me want to buy Dove. I'm all for the real look, but as a consumer it doesn't make me want to buy clothes."
So long story short: don't blame the industry for always hiring skinny models, blame society.
Do U agree???
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