Pop star-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham has argued that many slim catwalk models are “naturally thin” and shouldn’t be discriminated against.
The former Spice Girl insisted that many girls on the runways do not starve themselves and instead have a naturally small body shape,Contactmusic reported.
“Most of these girls are naturally thin. And I don’t think we should be discriminating against someone because they are too thin or too curvy or too large or whatever it is,” Victoria said.
“I had a casting last week and had some terribly thin girls come in and it wouldn’t have worked,” she added.
Victoria,who recently unveiled her fourth collection of dresses during New York Fashion Week,has signed up for the Health is Beauty campaign by the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America),and believes designers are beginning to change who they cast as models.
“The CFDA have reached out to designers,stylists and casting directors not to work with underage models,girls that are too thin and to be more ethnically aware,” she had said.
“The campaign the CFDA has launched is called Health is Beauty and they are definitely encouraging designers to work with healthier sized models,” she had said.
Victoria’s designs have been worn by a wide variety of celebrities since her debut fashion range in 2008,including Heidi Klum,Madonna,Mary J Blige,Elle Macpherson and Jennifer Lopez.