Topic: The Truth Behind the Fashion Industry
Thesis: With the unregulated practices that goes on in the Fashion Industry, change is one notion that this abusive yet glamorous business have yet to see.
The Fashion Industry can be described as a glamorous world with cameras flashing, beautiful models strutting down the runway, in stunning and grand designs. What really goes on behind fashion’s dolled up doors is only an illusion compared to what reality is. Beautiful people, stylish clothing and timeless sophistication all make up the illusion of the glitz and glam of the fashion industry, but behind the curtains countless of models and designers constantly fall victim to this industry’s ever changing wrath. Fashion can be defined as a popular trend especially in styles of dress, ornaments or behavior. A model is a person who poses or displays for art purposes, fashion or other products and advertising. Fashion models are used mainly to promote products focusing mostly on clothing and accessory. The two main type of modeling in the fashion industry is commercial modeling and high fashion modeling. High Fashion models usually work for campaigns, designer’s collections and magazine editorials for high fashion designers. Runway modeling also known as “catwalk modeling” is displaying fashions and is generally performed by high fashion models. In my research paper, my main focus will be the multiple effects on high fashion models based upon the industry’s unregulated standards.
When you go to work depending upon the job you do, there may be complaints from an angry coworker or a frustrated demanding boss who have possibly had a bad morning. It is considered verbal abuse if your boss tells you that you are getting too fat or ugly to work the cashier. You may file a suit against him/her and the case will be successful and you will get all you deserve for emotional distress or pain or suffering you may went through. Well as harsh as this scenario may appear, you have just gotten a sample idea of daily life for a model.
To most people modeling may be seen as a glamorous profession. When models are pictured, bad working conditions is not the first thought that comes to mind. The fashion industry requires and demands that models that walk down the runway be very skinny. Let’s take for example the high fashion model Coco Rocha. According to The Cut, it is stated that her agency asked her to lose an extra ten pounds right after she just lost weight. Her agency then insisted that they were not trying to make her anorexic, but “anorexia is the new look for the season” and that’s how they wanted her to look. The industry’s obsession with anorexic and skinniness is promoted as “the perfect boy type”. Throughout the media believe it or not, models are a huge influence on young girls, women and even some men. If these models are advertised to be a skinny: size zero with youthful features in addition to men flocking all over her because of these qualities. These...