Hold the Fries, Please
In a recent interview Liv Tyler stated she has "been on a diet" her whole life since she was 14, because she was started as a model and actress. According to Tyler, the only time she wasn't on a diet was when she was pregnant.
In the interview, Tyler also comments on the sizes of models today in comparison to those from the 90s, "I’m friends with Helena Christensen and Linda Evangelista, and I remember Linda telling me that when she was a model [in the ’90s], a sample size was a 6 or an 8. Now a sample dress size is a 0 or a 2. That’s pretty alarming. There’s a lot of pressure on [the models]. It’s not healthy. I can’t even imagine what that’s like."
Tyler raises a good point, why has the expected sizing of models gone down? Some designers have defended the current sizes of models by saying that models are supposed to be strictly hangers for the clothes they are wearing, and that the clothes should be the focus of attention NOT the models. Okay, but why do they need to be size zero or less? There have been several deaths this year involving models who were too thin. It seems standard that you are not let on the runway unless you can see your ribcage. There are acceptable levels of being thin, but sometimes the modeling industry crosses the line by becoming TOO thin.