Too Fat for Fashion offers a brilliant analysis of the Vogue magazine shape issue.
One of the more depressing lines was from Doutzen Kroes (pictured below), a Dutch model, who was told she was too fat to be cast in the Gucci show. She says:
"I like the Versace show best so far. The collection is really beautiful and at Versace femininity is important. Feminine shapes are allowed. In contrary to Gucci where I got rejected because I was too fat! Gucci likes slim girls only."
That Kroes is not skinny enough for Gucci is a depressing thought, but it certainly confirms that Gucci is offering up a look that is so beyond aspirational it is unhealthy.
Too Fat for Fashion nails Vogue and the fashion industry for their squishy and blame-shifting response to the problem of anorexia. Perhaps the editors of Vogue and the folks at Gucci aren't thinking straight. After all, cognitive impairment is a common side-effect of eating disorders.