Lily slams fash­ion fra­ter­nity for cast­ing ‘small girls’ in run­ways

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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.

PHOTO: JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP

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