Again, the women models you mention (American no less) are the one's who are constantly in the public eye (american television) and whose careers would suffer if they allowed their eating disorders to become unmanageable. These women are also famous for things they have accomplished since leaving the runway (american television) and how many ages ago was that? You simply choose women who support your argument. <br><br>For every Tyra Banks you bring into the spotlight, there are 100 hideous women models who are kept hidden in the shadows of anonymity.<br><br>Of course, I'm referring to the thousands of super-thin models we never see or hear of because fashion shows are rarely televised and photography is strictly controlled. We see only what the culture wants us to see. <br><br>Within that sphere of influence exists a life so hideous and sickening that if it were exposed all at once the recoil effect would decimate the fashion industry and the Karan's and Versace's of the world would become targets.<br><br>My point is, is now these "american" glam-mag art directors are perpetuating the problem by adding weight
to gaunt models. Why? Because suddenly they have standards? They recognize there is a real problem going on here? You bet they do and now they are covering up a problem just like you did with the unattractive knees. <br><br>That's sick! The agent, the photographer, the designer, the art director, and all of the other people who participate in this fraud are culpable because they see the poor girl as a meal ticket and when she's dead they'll find another to replace her, from the thirty or so standing on line.<br><br>A movie exposing this industry should be forthcoming but I'm afraid fashion lobbyists will keep the lid on this as long as they agree to change; not admit they are
the problem, just make it better.<br><br>Melandri and Mario Boselli, president of the Italian Fashion Chamber, which includes the fashion houses of Versace, Prada and Missoni signed off on a code of conduct
that could turn this around and at least that's a start.<br><br>
<br><br>(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) :: From left, Italian designer and President of Altamoda Roma Stefano Dominella, Italian Youth Policy and Sports Minister Giovanna Melandri, President of the Italian Fashion Chamber Mario Boselli and European Affairs and Foreign Trade minister Emma Bonino sign a self-regulating code on the Italian fashion industry, in Rome, Friday, Dec. 22, 2006. Fashion industry representatives and the government on Friday signed a self-regulating code for Italy's highly competitive fashion industry, aimed at "re-evaluating a healthy, sunny, generous, Mediterranean model of beauty.'' "There's a boundary between a thin girl and a sick one that is often trespassed. Italy, with this manifesto, is committed to recognize this boundary and not trespass it'' Melandri said during the conference.
<br><br>Attitudes in the fashion industry can change overnight but the residual effects of the mental anguish in the minds of these young women they will take to their grave.<br><br>Remember when plump was in?
<br>M i c h a e l (OFI)