Between Garance Dore’s comments regarding the health of plus size models, Francisco Costa’s alleged vow to stop using size zero models for Calvin Klein, and Crystal Renn’s sort of shocking French Vogue editorial, I don’t think anyone’s mentioned the name of a skinny model all week.
But even if fashion’s ready for Mark Fast’s lineup, America apparently is not. We’ve heard grumbling over the past few days about the Lane Bryant commercial Fox refused to air during American Idol, because they thought it too racy. We’ve finally seen the commercial, and the most obvious thing to compare it to is Victoria’s Secret, which gets to air spots like this and like this, in which Giselle spreads her legs, girls are handcuffed to the bed and Heidi Klum begs, “Bring me to my knees,” whenever they want.
Lane Bryant says the network complained because their model has, “too much cleavage.” While fashion fills its pages with plus size models and untouched celebrities (this month at least), a major network won’t air the above commercial, so who’s not to blame for worshipping skinny?