Wednesday, October 28, 2009
THE HEALTHY SUPERMODEL
The former covergirl is the latest fashion figure to express concern over "size zero" models.
Earlier this month, Germany's most popular women's magazine stopped using professional models completely, saying it was fed up with having to digitally erase their protruding bones.
However, Karl Lagerfeld, the fashion designer, has accused critics of thin models of being "fat mummies who sit with bags of potato chips".
Ralph Lauren has twice recently been found to have altered photographs of models to make their waists smaller. In once case, the model's waist ended up smaller than her head.
Miss Crawford said changing perceptions in the industry would have stopped her making it.
She was one of the highest-paid models in the 80s and 90s, and her trademark beauty spot above her lip got her booked for some of the most prestigious advertising campaigns in the world.
But she believes the fashion industry would have no room for her today.
“I would not have become a supermodel in 2009,” Crawford, 43, told German magazine Bunte.
“I look too healthy.”
The industry is not looking for “a body like mine, with big breasts, normal thighs and toned upper arms”, she added. The mom-of-two said she was happy with her physique, but revealed that she does occasionally worry about ageing and the changes it brings about – like wrinkles and bulges.
“I like being in my 40s so much,” she said.
“[It's about] being at peace with yourself, knowing about your strengths beyond being pretty.”