The line as been crossed. Either you are accepting of the fact that most, not all, but most models are too thin, that girls pick apart their bodies because they may have shape and are not a straight line, and that the view on what makes a woman a woman has been skewed because we are all striving to look like 10 year old boys. The extreme diets and in some cases eating disorders are all trying to reach a goal and for what purpose? I do not think that the media or fashion CAUSE eating disorders, but I believe they have a large influence and provide incentive for both men and women to keep them going. Too many people have died, become ill, and quite frankly have lost their minds to a world of torture and obsessions for the correlation between eating disorders and the expectations of society to be left unsaid. So maybe the fashion industry did not cause eating disorders or unhealthy behaviors in people, but the large impact they have on these woman which allows them to justify the self-destruction proves the amount of power the industry has. In my opinion, if the fashion industry embraced what woman were MEANT to be and did not give a single definition to the word beauty, the world would be a much healthier, happier, and successful place. The raise in self esteem would be astonishing, which would allow girls with dreams, talents, and skills to prevail as opposed to hold back because they feel they do not feel the ideal body size. It is for this reason I referred to the world becoming a much more sucessful place. I can only imagine what it would be like i the ratio of people who felt confident in themselves was much higher than he ratio that did not. People would be more willing to take new tasks and even become more accepting of others.
Levi's jeans understand the importance of their influence on society and have chosen to make a bold and brave move in what I see as the right direction. As i had mentioned in a previous post, jeans generall do not make a woma feel good, becuase the second they start to feel the slighest bit too tight, its becuase we did something wrong. We allowed ourselves to gain weight, even though the pants my feel smaller becuase they shrunk, we dont consider that. It is true that so often we re trying to mold our body to the size of the pant, instead of molding the pant to the size of our body. Levi's epxpands this message enablign woman to see that they dont need to change their bodies to change into these pants, they need to change the pants to fit their bodies. I find it inspirational each and every time a new designer, brand, fashion week, etc. take the risk of being the odd one out and address the issue that has been the elephant in the room of the fashion industry for far too long. Something has to change and I believe that soon the concept of body image is going to switch gears and even Karl Lagerfeld, The creative director for Chanel, will change ihs persistant view on keeping extremely thin models and that fashion can be dreamlike, but the models cannot be. These are real people, they were not crerated to survive in a dreamworld. but to survive in reality.