Sunday, September 10, 2006

Spain Stirs The Fashion Pot

MADRID (AFP) - Excessively skinny fashion models will be barred from a major Madrid fashion show later this month for fear they could send the wrong message to young Spanish girls, local media reported.
Madrid's regional government, which is co-financing the Pasarela Cibeles, has vetoed around a third of the models who took part in last year's show because they weigh too little.
Hot diggity dang. Imagine that. The Spaniards having gall to suggest that a six-foor woman that weighs 90 pounds is too thin for her own good.
Organisers said they wanted to "help ensure public opinion does not associate fashion, and fashion shows in particular, with an increase in anorexia, a disease which, along with bulimia, is considered ... as a mental and behavioural problem".
Personally, I prefer a bit more weight on the average model for her to look attractive, and don't particularily think that the Deathcamp look--where you can count all her bones without an X-ray--is very sexy or healthy. But that's just me.

I'll wager that America's legions of floor-shaking porkers, wandering around in our malls buying ever larger and larger clothes, will be most pleased over this bit of news, and celebrate the event with another two-quart dose of diet cola.

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