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February 10, 2010

Reshaping the Runway

Concerns about body image are, of course, nothing new in fashion; but it’s exciting to see those intimately involved in the industry meet to consider healthier, more realistic representations of women on fashion week runways! Last night, the Counsil of Fashion Designers of America invited guest speakers to discuss current body expectations and the drastic measures models take to meet them. The panel, called “The Beauty of Health: Resizing the Sample Size” included one of my favorite designers, Zac Posen, who expressed concern that fashion is currently fixated on ultra-frail frames. Since the fall shows start tomorrow, it will probably be awhile before we see any major changes on the runway. For the time being, we can all take heart in the fact that there are sample-size women and plus-size women around the world who wear the same shoe size! So, whether you’re rockin’ the runway or workin’ your curves –-or both– don’t forget to do it in some show stopping shoes!

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