Conference on Health~ Fashion Referendum

Last night was the CFDA panel discussion on health in the modeling industry, entitled "The Beauty of Health: Resizing The Sample Size". Apparently more designers, casting agents, models, and editors are calling for a change on the take of the runway.

They seem to be tired of pre-pubescent looking girls, who may still play with barbies or are experiencing a bout of acne, to a minimal age of 17 to 19 years old required to walk the catwalk.

I for one, agree. This girls from a young age are molded into robots and how designers and the people in the industry want them to look. They may say you look great but need to lose a few pounds. Then what happens after those few pounds, you'll look like a stick that break at any minute. The pressure given to young girls, who the runways go as young as 13 or 14 i believe, is tremendous. They binge, get drunk, or take drugs because they are not receiving the proper guidance to survive in this cutthroat industry.

The effort to reform the industry has to include all involved in the industry.

In order for fashion to continue and to have models, who are highly deemed a beacon of hope for designers to wear the clothes and strut their stuff down that catwalk with magic, reform and good health is needed.

Water not wine.
Salad not diet coke & lettuce
Real not fake and plastic.

This was a very good forum and very informative. I hope the message is loud and clear.

~Kaye Beeh

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