TO THIS, a size 0?
Who is responsible for the shift in perception of the "ideal" body for women during the past 40 years? Well, the answer is a no-brainer: The fashion industry.
From the emergence of Twiggy in the Swinging '60s to the skeletal models in magazines and on the catwalk these days, designers continue to fashion their clothing to fit their perception of the ideal body, citing that their clothes "hang and look better" on their model muses who are, almost without exception, rake thin.
According to Women's Wear Daily in the UK , size zero is the best selling size among the top-ranking fashion labels.
And because of the recent ban on size-zero models on some (but not all) runways, many designers and their financial backers have railed against the ban, saying that it interferes with their artistic process and business.
It is a shocking situation that I'm afraid isn't going to go away any time soon.
Remember when curves were beautiful?