The CEO of a New Zealand fashion label is being criticized for comments she made regarding the use of thin mannequins and models to sell clothes.
Denise L’Estrange-Corbet, who is also the co-founder of WORLD, was a guest on Breakfast on One News on Monday, Oct. 13, talking about the recent controversy over a Glassons store mannequin that had protruding ribs (seriously!) and remarked that there was nothing wrong with skinny models or mannequins because clothes fit them better.
"Models have always been thin," she said. "They always have been and they always will." She continued: "Clothes look better on skinny people, they just do."
Cue the shade:
L’Estrange-Corbet's comments led to protests on Twitter:
However, some people defended the use of the thin mannequins and agreed with L’Estrange-Corbet's comment that "Miley Cyrus smoking dope is a much bigger issue than skinny mannequins."
While others found it insulting that their slim body type was being targeted as a bad example for women.
Do you think models and mannequins set an unrealistic standard of beauty for women? What do you think of Denise's comments? Does she have a point or is she wrong?
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