Another hit on the size issue in the fashion industry. Opening The Times newspaper this morning we are faced with the newest ‘size debate’!
Did model Filippa Hamilton get sacked from Ralph Lauren for being overweight and secondly is she overweight in the first place? Sorry but am I the only person that looks at the retouched image and thinks; are the consumers aliens? – because no woman I know would be attracted to that kind of advertising. ‘If you wear these Ralph Lauren clothes and buy into our brand you would look like this’ – a.k.a. someone on the brink of life with a waist the size of their head and arms like matchsticks. Sorry but that just doesn’t appeal!
This is one of the many cases on the model size-issue that is the current state of the fashion industry, and in my opinion has to change!
Filippa looks 150% better in the fashion show image (un-retouched), she actually looks like a human being and a woman. If, as the story goes Lauren sacked her for not fitting into the sample sizes – what fools they are, as personally I believe they’ve let a healthy, beautiful model go. I just hope this is a benefit to Hamilton’s future career – good luck to her!