Friday, October 16, 2009

Karl Lagerfeld: 'No One Wants To See Curvy Women'

(Telegraph Summary)

Even though our society gets more healthy-conscious on an almost daily basis, it still seems that we've got people telling us that we just can't be 'thin enough'. There doesn't even seem to be such a thing as 'too' thin anymore, as models and celebrities continue to shrink before our eyes. All you have to do is turn on your TV and you'll be flooded with images of pencil-thin, unhealthy looking 'beautiful' people. Well, if you ask world-renowned fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, that's perfectly alright. According to Lagerfeld "Nobody wants to see curvy women"; at least not on the catwalk, adding that fashion is all about "dreams and illusions"; so the thinner the better. But is it?

Lagerfeld didn't stop there; he adds insult to injury by saying "You've got fat mothers with their bags of chips sitting in front of the television and saying that thin models are ugly." Um, Uncle Karl, the models themselves are gorgeous; it's their sickly bodies and the reasons behind them that are ugly (and disturbing)! In reality, designers choose these girls because they're tall and lanky - literally coat hangers - and they showcase the clothes rather than the models themselves!

At the very least, Lagerfeld realizes that the fashion industry is not reality, but he should try to convey that message more clearly at the risk of making the wrong impression on young girls and society at large!

Read more in "Karl Lagerfeld: curvy women should stay off the catwalk" from The Telegraph (Oct. 13, 2009)