Monday, October 12, 2009

The revolution begins

In women's magazines that is, and starting with just one in Germany.

BERLIN — Germany's highest-circulation women's magazine says it will stop working with professional models next year in favor of women whose bodies better resemble those of its readers.

Andreas Lebert, editor-in-chief for Brigitte magazine, said future photo spreads will feature a mix of prominent and unknown women who "have an identity" instead of those with "protruding bones."

To which the pretentious and haughty couture world's response is, well, pretentious and haughty.

Curvy women have no place on the catwalk, iconic German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld was quoted as saying Sunday, after a magazine said it was banning skinny models in favour of "real women".

"No one wants to see curvy women," Lagerfeld was quoted as saying on the website of news magazine Focus.

"You've got fat mothers with their bags of chips sitting in front of the television and saying that thin models are ugly," he added.

Marie Antoinette sneering 'Let them eat cake. Lots and lots of cake.' couldn't have been more cluelessly arrogant as the torch-wielding crowds began to gather outside.

Consider this one heterosexual male vote for curves and confidence and women who don't look like heroin addicted famine victims.

1 comment:

deBeauxOs said...

Yes, I read that last week and found it pretty cool.

I shared the information with friends, one who is slender and tiny, with delicate bones. She is fit and petite and she wears a size 3. She was looking for a specific type of shirt and couldn't find one in her size on the rack so she asked the sales staff if the shirt on the mannikin in the display window could be sold. The woman sneered at her: "All our display mannikins are size 0."

So, Karl Lagerfeld - up your nose with a rubber hose.

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