"No woman can be too rich or too thin" (or maybe not!)

Wallis Simpson is often credited with the popular saying, "No woman can be too rich or too thin." Well she did not live to see this:

Former Vogue Editor Reveals Models Are Eating Tissues To Stay Thin In Tell-All Book


In her new book, Clements claims models still regularly starve themselves to stay super skinny and some resort to eating tissues to help them feel full. Clements quotes an unnamed Russian model who told her over lunch that her roommate was a fit model, “so she is in hospital on a drip a lot of the time.” A fit model, Clements says, is the body used by top designers and ateliers around which the clothes are designed.

Clements, who was Vogue Australia's top editor for 13 years, recounts on one occasion she didn't once see a top model eat a single meal on a three-day gig. Even worse, Clements recounted that on the last day of the job, the model could hardly hold herself up or keep her eyes open. She also claimed that “When a model who was getting good work in Australia starved herself down two sizes in order to be cast in the overseas shows ... the Vogue fashion office would say she’d become ‘Paris thin.’”
Comment: Eliana Ramos , Luisel Ramos, Size zero, Image Source (w article)


  1. I don't know about you, Jim, but judging by how womens' clothes really don't compliment their wearers (even the "super-models", really), and how the models are treated, I've got to wonder why women allow themselves to be dressed by men who obviously don't like women.

    Maybe it's time for men who like women to take fashion back.

  2. I should have added more of a comment. I think this size zero stuff is nonsense.

  3. I might build on this one tomorrow.....having done some draping with Connie, I can see some huge disadvantages with the "fit model" approach to fashion. Now I'd guess that the big houses do some different things getting to a more reasonable size, but you're simply not going to get the same effect.


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