So, yes, it's come to this. At a Parisian runway show, Givenchy posted this sign backstage. A step in the right direction?
But what about Filippa? By now, you've heard of Filippa Hamilton, the former Ralph Lauren model, who was fired for being too big. Hamilton stands 5-foot-10-inches, weighs 120 pounds, and wears a Size 4 (and likely would be a smaller size if not for her height). According to the story, Filippa was axed because she wasn't able to fit into the designer's (industry's) standard sample sizes.
So, models, like the rest of us are hearing the message loud and clear: Eat some, but not too much; be skinny, but don't pass out.
What's a model to do?