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Madrid banned super-thin models; Milan might be next

 
 
Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2006 09:14 pm
http://www.bluffton.edu/~sullivanm/forum/grable.jpg

Betty Grable is usually alleged to have been the most popular "pin-up" model for GIs in World War II. Times change, tastes change. However, if it were a choice between Miss Grable, and the blond in the Madrid story, i'd take Miss Grable any day.
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snood
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2006 09:27 pm
Yeah, she'd flip for you, stud.
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patiodog
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2006 09:38 pm
ah, i likes a trashy old broad...

http://www.operagloves.com/Superstars/BettiePage/Bettie_Page.jpg
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littlek
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2006 09:42 pm
Yeah! Betty Page - she was a good body weight!
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talk72000
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2006 10:46 pm
It is the fashion industry that is setting the trend. They want to focus on their designs and not on the model's figure. A skinny model displays the fashion designs better than a voluptuous model with a Playmate figure. It is rich women who buy these fashion clothes and don't give a hoot for the model. Young naive girls think that the catwalk is what men want have it wrong.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2006 11:35 pm
From yesterday's Eveneing Standard (Late West End Final, page 5)

http://i9.tinypic.com/4hnakwx.jpg http://i10.tinypic.com/2hqbk9k.jpg http://i9.tinypic.com/33njfi1.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 16 Sep, 2006 02:14 am
In today's The Guardian:

http://i10.tinypic.com/2liton4.jpg

Jowell joins condemnation of 'stick-thin' catwalk models
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littlek
 
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Reply Sat 16 Sep, 2006 07:49 am
THey don't seem to be displaying the fashion very well to me!
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snood
 
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Reply Sat 16 Sep, 2006 08:35 am
http://www.vg.no/bilder/bildarkiv/1078750563.06039.jpg

'scuse all the skin, but these are two good model bodies to me....


http://static.flickr.com/55/105571339_ba6fd1a0f6.jpg
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littlek
 
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Reply Sat 16 Sep, 2006 08:37 am
Victoria secret does put some effort into getting their model's bones padded over with some muscle. They are skinny, some of them are too skinny, but they don't show ribs.
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patiodog
 
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Reply Sat 16 Sep, 2006 08:43 am
Well, generally I would say that lingerie/swimsuit models have to be more buxom than they're runway counterparts. The former are themselves the subject matter, the latter are little more than moving mannequins (or, more to the point, clothes hangers).
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Francis
 
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Reply Sat 16 Sep, 2006 08:43 am
littlek wrote:
Victoria secret does put some effort into getting their model's bones padded over with some muscle. They are skinny, some of them are too skinny, but they don't show ribs.


And that's also true for European lingerie makers..
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patiodog
 
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Reply Sat 16 Sep, 2006 08:46 am
[size=7]damn it. "their," not "they're." truly egregious. I apologize. and I wish bettie was on this page, too...[/size]
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Tico
 
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Reply Sat 16 Sep, 2006 09:32 am
Personally, I blame the designers. They are the ones that dictate the trends and decide how their creations will be presented. I truly don't understand why a designer would want to create something that's going to look like **** on 99% of the population, including most of the wealthy who must be their target audience. Nor do I understand why so many pay court to these trendsetters who obviously despise most women.

Misogyny has many guises.
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talk72000
 
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Reply Sat 16 Sep, 2006 11:35 am
The days of a robotized walking clothes hangers are near.
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Chai
 
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Reply Sat 16 Sep, 2006 12:51 pm
talk72000 wrote:
The days of a robotized walking clothes hangers are near.



You know, that's funny you should bring that up, I was thinking about this earlier.

I've never understood why the focus on the makeup/hair etc of the model, unless that's what's being sold.

Also, I'd like to see the clothes I'm going to buy on someone of smiliar size.

To be honest, if there was a robot with the proper shape for various sizes, let's say 4 through 12, with some kind of attractive head and hair, I'd be just as happy.

I for sure can't figure out why in lot of cases one woman (or man) is considered attractive, while someone else that to me looks very similar is not.

I've seen models in haute couture magazines who look absolutely freaky, and I wonder how they even got the job.

At the same time, I've seen girls who look great called ugly by others.

Below are photos of models from an agency called Ugly Models....they are supposed to be woman who are not considered "classic" beauties, but are needed for various jobs.

Sure, personally I like some of these girls more than others, but some I think are much more beautiful than women that are paid millions of dollars.

If women like these were encouraged, we be able to better see how the clothes will fit on us.

If you'd say the designers are selling the "dream", well that lasts as long as it takes to get it into your closet.

size 10
http://www.ugly.org/G1/jenice%20adams.jpg


size 8
http://www.ugly.org/G1/gemma%20askew.jpg


size 10
http://http://www.ugly.org/G1/sarah%20jane.jpg


size 10
http://www.ugly.org/G1/nalintha.jpg

OMG - THIS ONE IS HUGE!!!! A SIZE 12!!!!
http://www.ugly.org/G1/claire%20anstey.jpg
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nimh
 
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Reply Sat 16 Sep, 2006 01:49 pm
Wow. Ehmm.. any of these "ugly" models could, hhmmm, walk down my runway.
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Chai
 
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Reply Sat 16 Sep, 2006 04:40 pm
and compared to the models Walter posted, they're all actually SMILING Smile !

Wee....look...I'm showing the world I'm happy.

The others faces say....I'm in a constant state of starvation, and think that makes me hot stuff. Rolling Eyes
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littlek
 
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Reply Sat 16 Sep, 2006 08:03 pm
Here ya go, PDog ~

http://www.mistergiuseppe.it/Bettie006.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 16 Sep, 2006 11:34 pm
Quote:
The head of Marks & Spencer, one of the main backers of London Fashion Week, has rejected calls for restrictions on the size of catwalk models, saying it was for designers to decide the type of models they wanted.

Fashion week chief rejects catwalk ban on super-thin
 

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