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Old 02-12-2011, 06:03 AM
 
Location: New Zealand and Australia
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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.
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Old 02-12-2011, 06:49 AM
 
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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.
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Old 02-12-2011, 06:50 AM
 
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Are you talking about runway models? I think most fashion models are very thin because they are walking clothes hangers. They are there to show off the clothes. If you watch one of those shows, the women are usually expressionless. They don’t smile and many are not even particularly pretty.

As for why they don’t mix in other body types ... Have you ever watched gymnastics or ice skating on TV? The athletes are tiny, and even the men are very short. In that world, though, they look normal. But bring in a couple of regular-sized spectators, and holy mackerel, they look gigantic. I remember when Oksana Baiul took a year off or whatever from skating, and she grew several inches. She came back and towered over the other skaters, plus her weight gain was all the more obvious.

If you are with a bunch of size 2 models and you are a size 8, which is a perfectly respectable size in real life, you are going to look chunky. And if you are also only 5'4" while they are 5'10", you are going to look short and squat.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:05 AM
 
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So-called fashion models are twigs and are not exactly the ideal of beauty for most men. They're the ideal for homosexuals who run the fashion industry.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:20 AM
 
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So-called fashion models are twigs and are not exactly the ideal of beauty for most men. They're the ideal for homosexuals who run the fashion industry.

Probably because it's not about the men. It's about the designer and the clothes. Think about it, when you see a super model on the runway you don't care about her, you care about the clothes she's wearing. You could care less about the 6 foot, 90lb girl in the Prada.
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:14 PM
 
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they dont want to model to overshadow the clothes... think about it- having a petite, normal sized cutie in a couture dress- everyone going to be saying what a cutie and not looking at the dress.

choose a taller, normal sized good looking woman with real curves (not fat, curves you know, boobs, hips, behind) and the same thing- everyone will be looking at her.

by getting waifs that (for the most part, imo) arent even all that attractive- the focus is on the clothes and not the girl.
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:18 AM
 
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Probably because it's not about the men. It's about the designer and the clothes. Think about it, when you see a super model on the runway you don't care about her, you care about the clothes she's wearing. You could care less about the 6 foot, 90lb girl in the Prada.
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
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:08 PM
 
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Its about sex appeal, sex sells. I think with more variety in the models, it would give the whole package more appeal.
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:14 PM
 
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Who are they designing for, anorexics or normal women? Or maybe their egos?
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:15 PM
 
Location: South FL
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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.
There is a reason why high-fashion models are shaped that way. When they walk down the runway, nobody is really paying attention to them. It's about the clothes. They don't want the models to take away from the silhouette and the way it will LOOK ON THE HANGER at the end of the day.

Also, let's not forget that there are plus size and petite models that work in the industry. Those models usually work behind the scenes as "fit models". If a company has a division that produces special sizes, they hire those models.

For the question, why do they need the models at all....well, it helps to see how the clothes move on a human body. Is the V-neck too low? Is the waist too high? Where does it hit her on her body....
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