With Fashion Week in full swing, journalists and bloggers at the scene are frenetically taking notes about the clothing, style, and feelings the fabrics evoke. Outside the tents and in the trenches of society at-large, doctors, authors, professors, and other experts are at the ready to give expert commentary about the bodies wearing our future fashion trends.
Dr. Harry Brandt, director of the Center For Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt in Towson, Md
“We hope that by issuing health guidelines to designers, the American fashion industry is finally beginning to acknowledge the dangers of extreme thinness in female fashion models, as well as the negative impact on perceived body image among those who look up to these models. There is still much more the American fashion industry can do to ensure the protection of young women and men who model; for example, models should be required to pass a physical examination before walking the runway to make certain they are in proper health form, while designers should include models of various weights and body types in runway shows and ...