Plus Model Editorial Says Runway Models ‘Meet The Physical Criteria For Anorexia’

In a photo spread in Plus Model Magazine takes a look at what is being used for the standard ‘brand’ of modelling.  The photo shoot, which uses some provocative photos puts out some interesting facts about their ‘normal’ sized counterparts.

The photo shoot, featuring plus size model Katya Zharkova, shows facts over pictures of Zharkova completely naked, some laying on or holding a much skinnier model.

The whole spread makes a pretty hard standing point about women imagery.  You can see the whole spread here. (There is nudity in the spread, so be warned).  Here are some of the facts on the pictures:

-Twenty years ago the average fashion model weighed 8% less than the average woman. Today, she weighs 23% less.

– Ten years ago plus-size models averaged between size 12 and 18. Today the need for size diversity within the plus-size modeling industry continues to be questioned. The majority of plus-size models on agency boards are between a size 6 and 14, while the customers continue to express their dissatisfaction.

– Most runway models meet the Body Mass Index physical criteria for Anorexia.

– 50% of women wear a size 14 or larger, but most standard clothing outlets cater to sizes 14 or smaller.


What do you think of the statements the magazine made?  Should the fashion industry get more ‘real’ with their imagery?  Let us know in the comments.


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