Ex-Vogue ed­i­tor: Only the very, very thinnest can fit de­signer clothes

Irish Daily Mail - - News - By Alisha Rouse

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

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