I’m not normally one to get upset over the fact that most fashion models are skinny. I myself have quite a thin genetic disposition. But this ad from Ralph Lauren crosses the line. While selling skinny is nothing new. This girl is positively anorexic. She looks unwell. The image is disturbing.
Emaciation is not sexy.
What are they thinking at Ralph Lauren? Young girls may view this ad as a clue as to what is desirable. If they try to emulate the model, they will undoubtedly be putting themselves at risk of eating disorders and other health hazards. But social concerns aside – it just doesn’t look good. So my question, once again, is: Why?