www.msnbc.msn.com has a great, in-depth fall movie preview for anyone interested.
Everything you could possibly want is covered.
I also linked to it on the sidebar, under Oscar Watch 2007.
this BIG news has nothing to with movies but it relates to the fashion industry and the media.
This is something that needed to be dealt with and I’m glad something is FINALLY being done about it.
Skinny models wearing thin in fashion shocker
MADRID (Reuters) – The world’s first ban on overly thin models at a top-level fashion show in Madrid has caused outrage among modeling agencies and raised the prospect of restrictions at other venues.
Madrid’s fashion week has turned away underweight models after protests that girls and young women were trying to copy their rail-thin looks and developing eating disorders.
Organizers say they want to project an image of beauty and health, rather than a waif-like, or heroin chic look.
But Cathy Gould, of New York’s Elite modeling agency, said the fashion industry was being used as a scapegoat for illnesses like anorexia and bulimia.
“I think its outrageous, I understand they want to set this tone of healthy beautiful women, but what about discrimination against the model and what about the freedom of the designer,” said Gould, Elite’s North America director, adding that the move could harm careers of naturally “gazelle-like” models.
continue reading article here.
Yes, I LOVE watching America’s Next Top Model. But through that reality show, you can tell that the fashion industry needs to focus more on body issues, specifically anorexia and bulimia.
Big shots of the fashion industry might not want to accept it, but the modeling world is very mainstream now (because of shows such as Top Model and Project Runway). A whole generation of girls are being raised by the image of the stick-thin yet incredibly gorgeous model and that’s why this ban is significant.
I’ll be stepping of my soap box now….