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UK fast fashion chain Topshop yanked images of size zero model Codie Young from their website after anti-eating disorder groups cried foul.
Following the removal the company's head of publicity, Andrew Leahy, issued a statement to explain the image:
"Topshop is confident that Codie is a healthy young woman and we do not feel it necessary to remove her from our imagery based on your feature. However we do recognize regretfully that the angle this image has been shot at may accentuate Codie's proportions making her head look bigger and neck longer in proportion to her body. […] The clothes she is wearing are a sample size 10 so in some instances they may look a little looser than normal. Topshop is proud of its heritage of celebrating individual-looking girls who offer an alternative more unusual beauty, however we take your comments very seriously."
The 18 year old model also posted a statement on her blog, writing:
"I am very happy with my body and how I look because its apart of who I am! Throughout my entire childhood I was called anorexic and people would ask if I was bulimic. And it was really hard sometimes for me to deal with as I have always been this way.
You know what some people are just naturally skinny and even if I tried to put on weight it wouldn't matter, because it doesn't matter what I eat, I dont put it on.
And finally yes okay I maybe an American size 0-2 and a UK size 8 so what. There are overweight/obese people who are a size 34 or 18 but know one says anything to them because you don't want to affend them! Just because someone eats a lot doesn't make them healthy. Just like not eating anything doesnt make you healthy."
The insider explains:
"There is a really clear criteria for both Angels and the catalogue. Their career path is Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue then to Angel, it's the highest paying contract there is, period. The image is about being voluptuous, it's not fat, but it's curvy. But if you start to look skinny and 'editorial print-like' like fashion mag models, like undernourished, it gives the image the company does not want. Their shopper is older, their target is the Macy's shopper. These are young women who feel pressure these models, she [Swanepoel] could lose her contract if she gets too thin. But I'd be surprised if it went that far, she'll right herself first. Of course they'll talk to her though, the company is all about image."
Firing her for being too thin is a little extreme, no?
Encourage her to be healthier is better!
[Image via Jody Cortes/WENN.]
After showing off her incredibly small frame at the lingerie giant's swim collection launch on Wednesday, the media is now describing the swimsuit catalog cover girl "scarily, skeletally, stick-thin" and "startlingly slim".
First of all, Candice has never been big. Second, we're pretty sure most people would want to be in top shape if they had to prance around in a bikini for photographers all day long.
The South African blond is also obsessed with boxing and admitted at New York Fashion Week she has trouble putting on weight, especially while traveling.
And there you have it.
As long as she's healthy, that's all that matters.
[Image via WENN.]
You don't say?
Since losing control of his eponymous label in 1999, Leger now designs under Hervé L. Leroux, but avoids runway presentations for that very reason.
"If I had to go back to catwalk presentations I would be in a panic…Already the models I find are too skinny, too sad. And I knew the age of the super top models, Linda Evangelista and Cindy Crawford, who were always lively and smiling. Today you go between several défilés and you will see the exact same type of girl - it just doesn't inspire me."
We hate to break it to you Herve, but we don't think that's going to change anytime soon.
[Image via WENN.]
And we thought that America's Next Top Model hopeful was skinny!
Proenza Schouler has rolled out their fall campaign featuring a model that looks like she would snap in half if she sneezed.
What do U think?
[Image courtesy of Proenza Schouler.]
Could it be possible that Ralph Lauren actually hired this thin of a model?
The model, above, is showing off one of the label's bathing suits and her ribcage!
Wonder if those were photoshopped in, since we all know they love making models look deathly thin.