Sunday, October 25, 2009
Fashion For The Fixated
Karl Lagerfeld doesn't want to have fat chicks thumping down his runways. He didn't quite put it like that but we got the picture. And quite frankly neither do I. I want extraordinary women to exhibit extraordinary fashion. If Coco Chanel wanted everyday people modelling exquisite hand made couture she would have put elastic in the waists. As we know one size doesn't fit all. Picking on skinny models is becoming the sport of the jealous. It's one thing to airbrush women into something they are not but it is another to criticise them for their weight or lack of when the job requires it as with jockey's, athletes and so on. This obsession we have with weight is taking away from the real work of the few remaining artisans and designers such as Karl Lagerfeld who works in an industry based on creativity and beauty. At the age of 75 I think he has earned the right to throw in his two bob's worth and not care too much about offending a few. Just don't expect to see him on a chip packet very soon.