Earlier this month, The Counsel of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) held a Health Seminar to discuss “The Beauty of Health: How the Fashion Industry Can Make a Difference.”
The women shown above (Snejana Onopka on the Left, Siri Tollerød in the center, Olga Sherer on the right) are currently three of fashion’s most successful international runway models.
I’m never really sure if anything comes out of these fashion council meetings. It just seems like the models continue to get thinner and thinner despite the endless talks they have about the health of fashion. Sure, we have seen the French Government take a stand recently to ensure that these images don’t end up on thinspiration websites, but all in all, I don’t see much of a difference yet and maybe that’s just how it’s gonna be for a while. Despite the “Plus Size” modeling scene, the most successful runway models continue to look like they need a whole bunch of cheeseburgers!
But quotes like the one below make me believe that one day, things will be different.
I think we have brainwashed ourselves into believing that [Size 0] is beautiful. It’s time to admit that we’ve all been drinking the Kool-Aid”.
-Nian Fish, PR Consultant speaking at the Health Seminar on June 10, 2008.
So what do you all think? Have we been drinking the Kool-Aid? Are we brainwashed into thinking that this type of body is beautiful? Do you really think skeletal models’ reign on the runway is coming to an end?