Models Who Don't Eat = Gross; Editors Who Don't Want Them To = Grosser

Ex Vogue Editor wrings hands, gnashes teeth and rakes in the dough (which, of course, the models don't eat)

In her new book, The Vogue Factor, former Australian Vogue Editor Kirstie Clements shares stories that aren’t too surprising -- there are girls with scabbed up knees because they faint from hunger and dinners where models don’t order any food. What you won’t find in the book is Kirstie doing anything about it. Instead, she reiterates that clothes look better on thin women, insists that magazines don’t need a plus size model in every issue (for goodness sake) and schools us on magazine jargon for girls who seem dangerously thin. She seemed happy to observe women slowly killing themselves for beauty, glorifying the process on the pages of her magazine. Now she’s happy to be paid to write about it in her tell-all book, all the while doing absolutely nothing to actually help these girls. What’s it going to take for this to go from scintillating reading to absolutely unacceptable? This isn’t glamorous and it isn’t high fashion. It is time we stand up, not buy the book and start fighting the machine that holds us down. It’s time we tell people like Clements she can’t make money off these poor girls anymore.

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