Thursday, 6 October 2011

Fashion model size..

         Studies show that women tend to respond more positively to products advertised on thinner fashion models. However, designers in Spain in 2006 made a clear statement by setting minimum weight and BMI requirements for models.

       Another disadvantage of becoming too thin is that it puts the person at increased risk of injury. Thanks to fashion models and other famous people, many people believe that getting extremely skinny is healthy.
Many people decry the very thin fashion models, commonly seen treading the catwalk or in photo displays. Thin fashion models are in, which many think has a negative impact on the body image of all women, and especially young girls. Most designers clearly state that clothes hang better on thin fashion models. Yet if we look at models from the 1950s or earlier, they didn’t appear to suffer from lack of beauty due to a slightly fuller figure.
In 1960, average fashion models were about 5’7” (1.7m) and weighed approximately 129 pounds (58.51 kg). Currently average fashion models are two inches taller and weigh about 114 pounds (51.7 kg). While fashion models from the 1960s had a healthy body mass index (BMI), this trend would soon change with a British model named Twiggy. Suddenly thin became sensational, with a 91-pound Twiggy leading the charge.
In the 1980s, however, models like Christie Brinkley and Cindy Crawford had a slightly healthier BMI, but the 1990s resurrected the Twiggy-like model with "heroin chic" styles. The goal seemed to be to duplicate the look of those in the last throes of heroin addiction. Most fashion models of the 1990s and 2000s have a weight that is considered unhealthy for their height.


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