Skinny Models

I know I know … usually I don’t get into this debate because I really think companies should use whatever model they feel like. In addition, some people are naturally stick skinny and shouldn’t be force fed like geese being prepped for pate simply because people assume they don’t eat.

That said, below is a recent e-mail ad I received. THE first thing I thought was “wow, anorexic…” and didn’t even see the clothes. Maybe she simply has a head that’s dis-proportionally large for her body but it’s still distracting from what they are trying to sell.

There’s a fine line between a model that is a clothes hanger showing off the clothes and a model that distracts from the clothes (there are also models that simply look good in the clothes – where you see both the clothes and the model.)

Free People ad - anorexic model