Cindy Crawford slams fashion industry for wanting thinner models
Los Angeles, Nov 13 (IANS) Model Cindy Crawford has slammed the fashion industry for wanting females to be “thinner”.
The 50-year-old, who was among the first group of catwalk icons in 1980 era alongside Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista, says that the fashion business has drastically changed for the worst since she began modelling and believes catwalk stars are “expected” to be a size zero, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
“I have a daughter who is entering this world, and the expectation is for them to be even thinner now. I was always a size six; I was never super-skinny and I never felt bad about it. You could have boobs, you could have hips, you could have a little extra flesh. Now, the models are expected to be so much thinner,” Crawford told Refinery29 magazine.
Crawford has 17-year-old son Presley and 15-year-old daughter and budding model Kaia with her husband Rande Gerber.
“When every model is expected to be a size zero, I don’t necessarily think that is a great message for women. The biggest change that I have seen for the young women that are modelling today is even more pressure to be even thinner,” she said.