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7 Stone Model ”Too Fat” for Catwalk

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The debate over size zero models was re-ignited today after a seven stone model was told she was ‘’too fat’’ for the catwalk.

Coco Rocha , 21, is a UK size 6 and has most recently been seen modelling at Diane von Furstenberg’s  show at New York Fashion Week.

However the model told how she had lost out on a lot of catwalk work after refusing to lose weight.

“I’m not in demand for the shows anymore,” she said. “I’ve been told to lose weight when I was really skinny.”I’ve stopped caring,” she says. “If I want a hamburger, I’m going to have one.”

The row comes as popstar turned designer Victoria Beckham defended designers rights to use thin models on American daytime show ‘’The View’’

Beckham has been taken more seriously in the fashion industry after a major image and lifestyle overhaul. Her latest collection for her DvB fashion line has just received positive reviews at New York Fashion Week, where she  said: “Most of the girls I use are naturally thin.”

Speaking on American daytime show ‘The View’, she said: “And I don’t think we should be discriminating against someone because they are too thin or too curvy or too large or whatever it is.’’

The fashion industry was supposed to have moved away from the trend of waif-like models following the deaths of Luisel Ramos, suffered a fatal heart attack during a fashion week in Uruguay in 2006. She had lived on a diet of green leaves and Diet Coke for three months in a bid to be ready for a the catwalk show.

I personally think that this debate could rage on for years and years. It always seems to emerge during Fashion Week season.Designers will always want their models to be thinner and thinner,resembling coathangers, because simply, the clothes hang better that way, yet there will also be outcries from anorexia groups and national press calling for healthier looking models, and I don’t see a solution arising anytime soon.

I must say  though that i’m surprised at Victoria Beckhams attitude, especially after she has come under scrutiny for her weight in the past.Either way i’d love your comments and thoughts about this story.

Written by amylisam

February 18, 2010 at 7:13 PM

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  1. I think its horrifying that a 7stone girl can’t be a model! Especially after the death of Luisel Ramos! Victoria Beckham needs to realise that what she says to the media, young girls may take to heart, and hurt themselves trying to get down to a size 0.


    February 19, 2010 at 10:44 PM

  2. It’s true that some ppl are naturally a size 0 but Victoria Beckham was never that thin when she was in Spice Girls so it definitely isn’t natural for her!

    Also, I never understand why everything has to be one extreme to another? It’s either size 0 models or plus size models – where’s the size 8 & 10? But saying that, every1 would be able to be a model then, oh as long as they’re reach the 5 ft 9 height requirements!

    Also, using ultra thin models is basically false advertising to all the average sized females out there, because the clothes aren’t gonig to look the same on them!


    February 21, 2010 at 11:28 AM

  3. I agree, Victoria Beckham was a lot bigger in the Spice Girls so I take it shes not referring to herself when she says some models are naturally that skinny…


    February 22, 2010 at 12:36 AM

  4. I think my left foot weighs 7 stone. As for Posh? She so wants a bar of chocolate – not nice not nice not nice. Life’s too short and bingo wings and muffin spill gets you in the end!

    A former exercise addict defeated by age and life.


    February 22, 2010 at 4:11 PM

  5. Victoria Beckham defends skinny. That would never truly shock me. The woman has been looking unhealthy for a long time now. You could quite possibly grate your new heels on her cheek bones rather than having the need for a cheese grater.

    I have to agree the death of Luisel Ramos was tragic and really showed the pressure of being skinny put on models in the fashion world however I think it’s a sad truth we wont be seeing many woman over a size 6 heading onto the catwalk any time soon. The fashion world is materialistic and to flaunt their pieces they want it to fall/hang well on the designers perfect ideal of beauty. Sadly this is it.

    Joshua Drew

    February 23, 2010 at 2:02 PM

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