Robin Givhan: Looking the Part

Fashion is an artistic business that’s hard to be objective about. It is virtually impossible to not form an opinion on, and it comes with more than its fair share of skeletons in the closet. Fashion requires models to adhere to rigorous body regimens, limited diets, and maintain a short shelf life; previous fashion model Stella Duval told the New York Times, “I see models who are 13, 14, 15. I’ve had someone tell me that she hadn’t eaten for two days because she didn’t know where to go to eat. I saw girls doing lingerie at 14.”

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