Monday, October 16, 2006

Jean Paul WTF?


This is Velvet. 'Nuff said, people.
After all of this hoopla over banning skinny models with low BMIs in Spain, Jean Paul Gautier realized that the only natural thing to do would be to put a fat chick on the runway. This is how it turned out... Does anyone honestly think that outlawing thin models on the runway is going to curb all eating disorders? Honestly, this pictures makes me want to have an eating disorder. Not saying there's anything wrong with this woman - I just don't want to watch her parading around in Gaultier underwear. This kind of painful irony just goes to show that "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". There was nothing literally wrong with fashion when twigs ruled the runway, and replacing them with 300 pound models won't solve anorexia.

8 comments:

missc said...

i actually thought the whole thing was cruel. imagine what the poor model thought!

buttonsandstars said...

I'm in two minds about this. I think it wasn't good to put this girl on here because it's kinda mocking her. And I also agree that seeing thinner models is better to look at. And when I think, healthwise, being super fat is as unhealthy as being super thin. It would be really nice if we could get a happy medium. Thing is, would it work out aesthetically? Clothing looks good on thin models...
I have a feeling that we can do nothing to stop these eating disorders. They're always going to be there.

*emma* said...

it is so sick of gaultier to do that. "oh, we're not allowed to send our emaciated, freakish swizzle sticks down the runway, so maybe we'll COMPLETELY miss the point and embarass some poor girl and all fat girls across the country, instead of actually sending a healthy girl to model our crappy couture". god. it really disgusts me. i mean, they're mocking all fat girls (and you know what, screw it. im saying fat,not chunky or plump or overweight or any meaningless cliche, because fat can be beautiful.

buttonsandstars said...

I agree with emma too when she says that being fat can be beautiful. My friend is fat and she is one of the most beautiful people I know.

Carissa said...

I don't care if the girl is large or small, that outfit is not flattering on anyone..

QM said...

Thank god someone else sees sense! I LIKE seeing skinny models on the runway! I LIKE the fact they DON'T look like me! God god, I can simply look in the mirror and see my own cellulite on my own ass, so I certainly don't want to see a models!

Anonymous said...

being anorexic and being excessively overweight on the same level. And who ever said theyre couldnt be models with a lot of meat on them on the runway?

Anonymous said...

who said it was supposed to "solve" anything? maybe it's just a response to the whole uproar about models and their weight, showing a different take on what models CAN look like, that it's actually possible to send someone down the runway who's not really thin.

why do we think it is making fun, anyway? is it not possible that she couldn't look awesome and be fat? okay, the outfit is over the top, but if a skinny model was wearing it we wouldn't blink an eye.

fashion always pretends they are looking for newness, but do something new like have a fat model and people freak out.