If you’ve been following the machinations of the fashion
industry as devoutly as I do, (what do you mean there’s no way TR follows
fashion? What tipped you off?), you know
that the Pasarela Cibeles, a major league fashion extravaganza in Madrid, has banned
skeletal models from the catwalk.
They’re serious about it too. Organizers are checking the Body Mass Index
of each model, and if they fall under the official “healthy” BMI range, they
are booted from the show. So far 30% of
the models have been ousted.
This is my favorite part:
The director of the Elite North America modeling agency said,
“I think its outrageous, I understand they want to set
this tone of healthy beautiful women, but what about discrimination against the
model and what about the freedom of the designer…?”
That’s the problem with the world today, discrimination
against gorgeous skinny women.
Good news, heroin-chic chicks: if you can’t get work, at
least you don’t have to worry about going hungry, because you already were.
In other news, a man wearing military fatigues wigged out on
a cross-country flight and had to be restrained by fellow passengers. He reportedly wrapped belts around his
fingers and punched the air before attempting the open the exit door
Look for the FAA to ban both fatigues and belts on all
aircraft in the near future.
Good news: with the exception of fashion models, Americans
are all too fat to need belts anyway.
And fatigues are so outré.
That’s it for today, children. Shake some dust.