The 2010 NY Fashion Week extravaganza kicks off with the news that designer Victoria Beckham specifically banned super-skinny models from walking in her Spring 2011 catwalk presentation.
The Daily Mirror reports that Victoria Beckham turned away at least 12 models for being too thin. In an industry where exposed ribs and disastrous image retouching are the norm, Beckham's insistence on portraying a positive image is most commendable.
Implications - Beckham wanted to make sure that her collection was worn proudly by models who look healthy. The models in her show were no smaller than a size four and no larger than a size six. The audience should be focusing on the clothing; not how underfed a model is looking.
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