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Every year Anna Wintour attends the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) panel talks on model health and body image. Normally she doesn’t speak on the panel but last monday, Anna Wintour called on designers to reverse the “tyranny of [sample] clothes that just barely fit a 13 year-old on the edge of puberty.”
Another panelist, designer Michael Kors, told the Boston Globe he would no longer work with models under the the age of 16 proceeding to call young models the ” army of children”.
“The emphasis in fashion is shifting toward an emphasis on real women who are women, not girls. The reality is that women who buy designer clothes are 30-plus. The visual has to match the reality.
“Girls dressed up in their mother’s clothes? Guess what, it’s not attractive.”
Editor-In-Chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour put her two cents on skinny models even though Vogue continues to use Photoshop to erase so called “small imperfections” on models in the magazine.
“The models were so frightened of recrimination and that they wouldn’t be booked for shoots or shows that they didn’t want to talk about what everybody knew was going on,’’ Wintour said in an interview before the panel discussion. “Creating guidelines within the industry to know what to do when they see a girl with a problem was an important first step. What we’ve been doing with discussions like this one is making sure that the message gets out there to everyone.’’