Ex-Vogue editor: Only the very, very thinnest can fit designer clothes
DESIGNER clothes sizes are now so tiny that only the ‘very, very thinnest people’ can fit into them, former British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman has said.
Ms Shulman, who left the style magazine in June after 25 years as editor, says she once wrote to leading fashion houses to protest – but none listened.
The 59-year-old journalist said body image and problems such as anorexia and bulimia were a complicated issue.
She told an audience at a fashion event: ‘I wrote to all the designers saying could they consider the fact that the sample sizes that we have to photograph are so small that only the very, very thinnest people in the world could get into them.
‘I mean, even some models couldn’t get into them. It reached a really very extreme stage. I’m pleased I did it, but I really don’t think it made any difference.
‘Everyone wrote polite letters back and everyone had their own reason why they did it.’
Protest: Alexandra Shulman