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Old 02-13-2011, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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There actually used to be more variety: does anyone remember the 80's?



Then the mid-90's came, along with Kate Moss and the waif look, which has remained ever since:



And, with that, the glamazon went the way of the dinosaur. So sad. Those women were tall, curvy and empowering role models to young girls; I know that they were still thin but at least they didn't look frail.

In fact, I still love that Naomi Campbell asserts herself, although most people these days call her crazy b/c rail thin and passive is in. Here's a great article about the difference between models today and those of the days of yore:

Cindy Crawford on why models of the (http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/beaut...-better-532086 - broken link)
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:21 PM
 
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In my opinion it's not about the models, it's about the designers. If they don't want short, busty women then they won't choose short busty women. It's about what they want. It's their fashion and they can use whoever they please.

I'm not saying there's anything wrong with short busty women, I'm just saying it's not about them. I was watching America's Next Top Model a couple days ago, and this designer didn't want this girl because she was 5'8(she wasn't tall enough). She wasn't in his ideal fashion range, other than her height she would've been perfect.

And besides models have to be tall and skinny, because everyone knows models are just walking talking hangers.
Very true, I had a designer say that to me when he was designing a dress for me.
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:01 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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While I like long legs I find their legs TOO long and disproportionate. I prefer women with more 'average' proportions.
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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So why have models at all if you are only going to showcase the designer and the clothes? Just get a revolving clotheshanger belt instead. Or use mannequins
Meh, I dunno. Maybe because the audience has to see what the clothes look like on a real live girl.
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Somewhere on Earth
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Meh, I dunno. Maybe because the audience has to see what the clothes look like on a real live girl.
Seems a bit contradictory to me. Why does it matter if it's on a real live girl or not? Especially when all you would be doing is focusing on the clothes anyways? If you want movement, use the conveyor belt idea or electric fans to imitate it. Honestly, it wouldn't matter if they used a skinny girl or fat girl, if their only M.O was to focus on the clothes
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Old 02-15-2011, 04:22 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Seems a bit contradictory to me. Why does it matter if it's on a real live girl or not? Especially when all you would be doing is focusing on the clothes anyways? If you want movement, use the conveyor belt idea or electric fans to imitate it. Honestly, it wouldn't matter if they used a skinny girl or fat girl, if their only M.O was to focus on the clothes
I always wondered who actually wore those clothes. I don't see most women wearing what those catwalk models wear, so they're obviously designed for rich, anorexic Coke addicts.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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I always wondered who actually wore those clothes. I don't see most women wearing what those catwalk models wear, so they're obviously designed for rich, anorexic Coke addicts.
The clothing are IDEAS to inspire the "knockoff" companies that produce similar clothing for the unwashed masses. The designers set the trend with a few pieces for select clientele.
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:03 AM
 
Location: USA
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I'm talking Europe here.

All the models without exception are tall and slender. They have to be otherwise they don't get accepted.
I think they are missing the boat here. While most of them are attractive, for mine variety is the spice of life.
Now while I'm not suggesting having overweight or obese models, more variety would give it more appeal. A little more meat on the bones would be ok.
Pretty much all the women are small breasted, again they are mostly attractive. But why not have some larger chested women as well, to mix it up.
Same goes for height, women a little shorter women would add some more variety.
True that. The typical models that we are exposed to are the tall and skinny ones. However, the fashion industry has come to evolve now. They started to get those shapely and also the smaller ones. Dresses and outfits would also look good in them. Not to mention the plus sizes!
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:32 AM
 
Location: NYC
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I'm talking Europe here.

All the models without exception are tall and slender. They have to be otherwise they don't get accepted.
I think they are missing the boat here. While most of them are attractive, for mine variety is the spice of life.
Now while I'm not suggesting having overweight or obese models, more variety would give it more appeal. A little more meat on the bones would be ok.
Pretty much all the women are small breasted, again they are mostly attractive. But why not have some larger chested women as well, to mix it up.
Same goes for height, women a little shorter women would add some more variety.
Unless you are a buyer for a clothing store, or a member of the fashion press, your opinion doesn't matter. They are trying to sell clothing, not to appeal to the average person on the street.
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:34 AM
 
Location: NYC
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So why have models at all if you are only going to showcase the designer and the clothes? Just get a revolving clotheshanger belt instead. Or use mannequins
Because they want to show the clothing in movement. The way a pair of trousers look on a hanger vs on a pair of walking legs is very different.
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