In an article published on Independent.co.uk yesterday, it was reported that Vogue UK editor Alexandra Shulman is boldly taking a stand for British women. Shulman reportedly sent a letter to some of fashion’s most prominent design houses including: Prada, Chanel, Stella McCartney and John Galliano to admonish them for sending samples that are so small that fashion magazines are forced to hire impossibly thin models to fit them. In turn, she urged designers to “recast the beauty ideal” by designing clothes that fit real women.
Who are the designers creating clothes for? Men? Because the models that they commonly dress for their shows have very flat chests and incredibly skinny limbs. You can dress a skeleton up in pretty clothes and makeup, but it doesn’t make them beautiful.
Please, designers I implore you stop hating women’s bodies. Instead, embrace our curves, our heath and in so doing, respect our gender.
One can only hope that American fashion magazine editors follow suit; demanding that designers supply them with samples that will fit healthy women. In the meantime, we as women need to band together to PROVE to designers that this is what we really want.
Can I get an Amen?
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