If models are required to be size zero (or smaller), it's a challenge to get an ample bosom (hee) to add interest to the top of haute couture threads. The old optical delusion comes into play in these outfits, as spotted by Trend de la Creme. By making the eye focus on what's not there, your brain interprets what should be there. It's simple physics, folks, pay attention.
Implications - The importance that modern society places on body image largely originates on the runways and in the pages of fashion magazines that feature models of a similar physical type. These images set a standard for consumers that will do almost anything to achieve despite being virtually impossible for the everyday person. Entire industries exist to help consumers achieve this standard of beauty with products like push-up bras, diet pills, exercise tapes and cosmetic surgery.
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