It's not about their weight, although whilst I still accept that there are naturally skinny people out there, I do think there should be a wider representation of all shapes and sizes. After all, it is real people who will be buying the garments (though it is debatable as to whether people who shop at Chanel in the way we shop at Sportsgirl are actually considered real...).
Anyhow, the thing that I really don't understand about runway models is why they don't smile. I just don't get it.
|So much excitement for parading for Chanel... not!|
I can't be sure it's genuine - it's probably more "I earn the big bucks and have a body you can only dream of... jealous much?". But what I do know is that it makes women (not just men!) a whole lot more interested in what they are promoting.
It's not the models faults, I know. But seriously, will it take a fall to convince them to just have a giggle. So seemed to be the case for Agyness Deyn in February last year (those shoes are getting ridiculously high - ouch!).
However, as the editor in a recent issue of SMH's Essential Style magazine said, clothing should not wear the person. It should be the person wearing the clothing.
This seems a simple enough concept to understand, but many in the fashion industry insist that the model should be a blank canvas on which apparel is showcased.
To them, I say in the nicest way possible, please just get over it. Fashion shows should be fun - give the models something to truly smile about already!
On a bit of a side note, big news has emerged in the past week regarding John Galliano's sacking from Dior, just a week from Paris Fashion Week. I have mentioned in previous posts how I am in awe of Galliano's designs - they truly are incredible, and Dior would have to be my all time favourite label. I always knew Galliano was a bit odd, but his racist, anti-semitic comments have taken it too far.
|The latest print campaign with Natalie Portman|
P.S. I'm putting a poll at the bottom of the page as I'm interested to hear what you all think - do you think runway models should smile or is it a matter of professionalism to keep a straight face?