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why don't designers to bigger sample sizes?

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upwardsandonwards33 Sat 28-Jan-17 22:24:40

I have just read an article about French model Victoire Dauxerre in the Saturday Times magazine. She talks about being scouted as a teenager and then told to starve herself, having to shave her body as it grows hair, a symptom of anorexia. About how models are told to look like young girls but act like sexy women. It's nothing that unfortunately we haven't heard before but I just would like to know why designers do not make bigger sample sizes so that models don't have to starve themselves into size 0 clothes (UK size 4). Why can't they even make samples into size 8 or size 12?

These models' images are the ones that so many are influenced by to be the ideal and I hope and pray that my dd would not ever think that.

user1477282676 Sun 29-Jan-17 06:53:57

The world of fashion is run by a lot of gay men and older women. Ask them. It befuddles me too.

I modelled in the 90s at the height of the Heroin Chic look. I was naturally very thin but it wasn't good enough. I did end up with an eating disorder and thankfully got out of modelling and recovered.

The designers want things to remain exclusive and if the sizes fitted everyone then ordinary people would have nothing to aspire to.

steff13 Sun 29-Jan-17 06:55:57

I've heard that it's because you're supposed to look at the clothes, not the model. To the designer, the model is like a living hanger. The skinnier the model is, the better the clothes hang.

NightWanderer Sun 29-Jan-17 07:02:54

But look at the models in the nineties. Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer etc They weren't so underweight and looked great in the clothes, much more attractive than a lot of the models now.

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