I was rather more surprised to find my view on the domination of the industry by gay men being an issue printed in an article in the Daily Mail where Liz Jones writes, "These girls have been used as a smokescreen, so that the gay men who run the industry can continue to peddle the idea that women should look like adolescent boys (it was no coincidence that nerdy, weedy boys walked the runway in womenswear this season)." and again, in the same paper where another writer - Amanda Platell - states, "It was an edict by the fashion mafia buyers, trend-setters, photographers, but especially the designers. They decreed that to look good in their creations a model couldn’t look like a woman. She had to be flat-chested, devoid of hips, with collarbones you could hook a clothes hanger on. In fact, she has to look less like a woman and more like a boy."
But all this reading about London Fashion Week has meant that, once again, I've actually looked at some photos of models going down the catwalk, and realised that their individual listing photos show their heads only so you can't see, at a glance, how painfully thin they are. But I fail to understand how anybody can think a woman who is this thin looks anything but starved. If she was standing in the middle of Africa, and not on a London Catwalk, the Red Cross would be holding a collection to buy emergency aid to feed her! It is totally obscene, and I can understand why it was reported that, "Samantha Cameron didn't crack a smile yesterday as super-skinny models paraded past at London Fashion Week." and she's the ambassador for Fashion Week!