The Dark Side Side Of The Model Industry By Charlie Macdonald
This book has been made to exploit the not so glamorous issues that sparks controversy surrounding the model industry, to help raise public awareness of how dangerously cut throat the industry can be...
â€œIt seems they prefer her to be young, coltish, 6ft tall and built like a prepubescent boyâ€?. - Kirstie Clements
maintain this model look, real extreme
diets are used to keep models at that skinny size zero by digesting cotton wool dipped in
Orange Juice, forcing the stomach to swell up and fill leaving dangers of malnutritionâ€™.
‘Im a model - I dont think there should be “plus size” - Robyn Lawley
â€˜To fit into industry requirements, heavy amounts of dietry pills will be taken to suppress the appetiteâ€™.
Ill Fitted Garments
“ unless you’re a highly trained circus performer, or a well practised drag queen, you should’nt be asked to wear stilts that high as part of your regular day job”. - Alyx Gorman
â€˜health and safety is something every designer should consider when putting together their collections, instead you see models taking to the catwalks in platforms centremetres highâ€™.
The Party Drug
â€œBackstage, at a shoot, just waiting around, people use coke like others drink coffee.â€? - The independent
â€˜People think modeling is a glamorous career, but underneath all that fame and beauty lies unhappy modelâ€™s feeling trapped in a world where substance abuse is the only way to stay in the game, and keep them going through the long working hours.
In the modeling market, men’s and women’s bodies are commodified as “ornamental objects.” - Ashley Mears
â€œAs professionally ornamental objects, male models exist in a cultural contradiction with masculinity on displayâ€?. - Ashley Mears
'Womens bodies have higher cultural value of sexuality and beauty making them publicly worshipped objects of desire.'
â€œA lot of people do take advantage of you because you are young.â€? - Vyalitsyna
Fashion models - so often encouraged to “work it” -”are not taken seriously as workers.” Rather, they are “a raw material. You don’t see the individuals on a runway, you see this abundant resource of youth and fragility. - SARA ZIFF
Models are told to go â€œgay for payâ€? and in the world of modeling this strategically means performing a sexual identity to land the higher paid jobs.
“Sex Sells” - Edward Bernays
â€œWe cant have a lot of diversity with black models; it's harder work for the agency because there's not so much on offer. White model's have more diveristy.â€? - Carole White
creative director and editor
Charlie macdonald Photography Libi Addis Styling Team Amber Dolley Charlie Macdonald Hair and make-Up designer Charlie Macdonald
Models Abi Rose Ivy Hannah Yates Bethan Gurney Annabelle Rose Williams Nicola Joy Smith Robin G Breeze Laura Gannon Ayeisha Autumn Madujibeya
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