Lily slams fashion fraternity for casting ‘small girls’ in runways
She battled with an eating disorder in her teens and plays an anorexia sufferer in new film To The Bone in a bid to raise awareness of the devastating effects of the disease. Vocal about bodyimage, British-American actor Lily Collins (right) has now slammed the fashion industry for casting ‘extremely small girls’ in catwalk shows.
28-year-old Collins, who was a model before she broke into the entertainment industry, believes France’s debate to include models with a body mass index (BMI) of at least 18 on the runway was “really important”, but believes there needs to be further conversation. “When you do watch fashion shows, you see extremely small girls walking down the runway, and a lot of them are really young and haven’t become women yet. It’s like their body shape hasn’t changed. Some girls look like they’re about to pass out,” she added.
The star recently received flak for her rapid weight loss, which was in preparation for the role in the film, To The Bone. She also said that she wished the public would be more sensitive to those who are a victim of the eating disorder.