Fashion giants, LVMH and Kering, take a stand against unrealistic modeling standards.

“Ma’am, do you have this in a size up” “We only have carry sizes 1, 3, and 5. You can try Sears.” – “Mean Girls”

“I’m just one stomach flu away from my goal weight.” – “The Devil Wears Prada”

“Here we go again. Can’t wait to feel bad about myself while I sit here and eat ice cream.” – Women around the world while watching the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show.

Skinny has been portrayed as the ideal body type for years. Despite there being a surge  of body-positive anthems and advertisements that depict more realistic body types, there is one industry that has not quite caught up. The world of modeling, especially in high-fashion couture runway shows, still favors a specific body type. According to an ABC News article, the average female model is between 5’9 and 6’0 and weighs 110-130 pounds. With such specific measurements, it is not easy for just anyone to be a runway model.

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