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Why are so many runway models ugly as sin?

I know you are supposed to look at the clothes but, damn, some of those broads are distractingly fug.

by Anonymousreply 7512/11/2012

Don't you mean ugly enough to stop an old lady's heart?

by Anonymousreply 102/16/2012

The Modeling Industry is run by Gay men, so the women reflect that. If the modeling industry was run by straight guys, the female models would all look like strippers from Booty Camp Bar.

by Anonymousreply 202/16/2012

Straight guys also have zero taste in women too. I have seen a lot of hot guys with some pretty fug women.

by Anonymousreply 302/16/2012

Do mean "interesting" or "ugly?"

by Anonymousreply 402/16/2012

Gay men ran the fashion industry in the 80s and 90s when there were a lot of beautiful runway models. I think the designers grew jealous of all the press those supermodels garnered and were happy to cast ugly, stringy nonames so people talked about the clothes again.

by Anonymousreply 502/16/2012

Years ago I was at a very beautiful resort in Florida. They were shooting an ad for an expensive jewelry line with a model in the swimming pool. She was decked out in some very expensive necklaces, earings etc. Trouble was, she was so ugly that all the guests standing around the pool watching kept shouting "Deeper, Deeper". Was so damn funny.

by Anonymousreply 602/16/2012

Also as women customers get fatter, models get skinnier.

by Anonymousreply 702/16/2012

It detracts much from the fashion line when the model is extraordinarily attractive, but if you use a few for a shoot, you have to include them in the line.

by Anonymousreply 802/16/2012

This is what the typical Versace model would look like if straight guys ran the industry.

by Anonymousreply 1002/16/2012

ugly like.... Lindsey Wixson?

by Anonymousreply 1102/16/2012

R11/12 unclutch your pearls. Many, not all.

by Anonymousreply 1302/16/2012

ugly like Arizona Muse?

by Anonymousreply 1402/16/2012

r14 The fact is that most runway models are there because they look like Auschwitz victims. Put a bit of lippy on them and from the front row they become acceptable coat hangers. Most are quite ugly and gaunt in the face.

by Anonymousreply 1502/16/2012

Not one of those women at R11/12 or R14 could ever get a job as a stripper. Definitely women hired by gay males.

by Anonymousreply 1702/16/2012

As I said read the original post R11/12/14. MANY. Not all.

by Anonymousreply 1902/16/2012

Lindsey Wixson is weird as fuck looking. Like a prepubescent little girl with those fat, pouty lips. The fact is most models are not pretty when not made up by professional make up artists. Some are but many are not.

by Anonymousreply 2002/16/2012

they all look like malnourished retards.

by Anonymousreply 2102/16/2012

I have never understood the appeal of Giselle Bundshen- total WITCH face. Ugly. Yea, if your straight, guess that body is considered primo, but put a bag on that face.

by Anonymousreply 2202/16/2012

Those who run the modeling industry hire women who have the bodies of teenage boys.

by Anonymousreply 2302/16/2012

so where/who are the real beauties then? Bagging groceries? churning butter? Making Lolcats?

by Anonymousreply 2402/17/2012

Exceptional good looks went out of style several years ago for both male and female model.

Odd, isn't it?

by Anonymousreply 2502/17/2012

Most beauties, true beauties are little things. Very rare to find a tall beautiful faced woman. The exception would be Paulina Poriskova or some of the older models. Think of the most gorgeous women you have ever seen, facially. They're usually 5'4 & under.

by Anonymousreply 2602/17/2012

A truly beautiful woman has better things to do than starve herself into a grotesque.

by Anonymousreply 2702/17/2012

The body types of strippers and porn stars are what straight men like. Even if they're made of silicone, straight men like tits, hips, and ass. Gay men think these things make a woman "fat."

by Anonymousreply 2802/17/2012

I LOVE Arizona Muse (pictured at R14), but that's not a teribly attractive photo of her.

She's so hot and a lesbian. Her lover is Freja Erichsen, another hot model, who is semi-retired from runway work at present.

I think many current designers tend to sacrifice a beautiful face for a tall, skinny body to drape their clothes on and also for that ridiculous horse walk.

Neither Arizona nor Freja walk particulary well but they have charisma and beauty to compensate.

by Anonymousreply 2902/17/2012

Would gay male fashion designers use male models to show women's clothing more often if that was an accepted industry norm? That's a good question. Runway fashion has become so dissociated from what the vast majority of women are actually wearing (which has more to do with what children in developing countries are able to put together in sweat shops cheaply than what looks good on Western female bodies) that you might as well turn it into a big drag show for all the relevance it has. Also, some of the clothes and makeup and hairstyles these women are modeling seem to me to be intentionally anti-beauty, the way so much visual art is deliberately anti-decorative.

I know it's a feminist cliche but if you look at the beauties of the past, they tend to have at least a little puppy fat on them. It goes against evolutionary biology to suppose that the most attractive women would be the ones who were so severely underweight that they had stopped menstruating.

by Anonymousreply 3002/17/2012

[quote]so where/who are the real beauties then? Bagging groceries? churning butter? Making Lolcats?

Hon, I see beautiful young women every day on the streets with little or no makeup on that that are naturally more beautiful than any runway model. I personally know one girl who is gorgeous and tried modeling but, for some reason, she does not photograph well. I guess the angles of her face aren't good on camera. She has a beautiful figure too.

I also think you have a little too much invested in everyone thinking runway models are the ultimate in beauty. Are you in the industry?

by Anonymousreply 3102/17/2012

Most runway models are homely as hell but have the skeletal body to show off the clothes, which is the point.

But print models tend to be better looking cause they're selling a brand and need to stand out. There's a reason Versace still uses Gisele Bundchen even though she's 32. People recognize her and can associate her with a brand. On a runway you need to be more anonymous looking.

Hell, most major brands even use movie stars to front their labels in print and tv ads, see Chanel with Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis.

by Anonymousreply 3202/17/2012

Fashion has always been disassociated from the opinions of the masses. They pretty well pride themselves on it.

by Anonymousreply 3302/18/2012

Freja Erichsen has a pretty face, she's a bit tomboyish looking but she evokes that kind of 1960s look, especially when she had the Bangs and shaggy fuller hairstyle.

I couldn't believe how skinny she was when I saw her in person, because in most of the editorials and ads she did, I always focused on her cute face.

You would not believe how anorexic looking most models are in person, it's downright scary!

These models are usually very tall, Kate Moss is an exception, and they are all way too thin, usually 100 pounds and under, which is abnormally thin for women who are close to six feet tall.

As many have stated here, models are human clothes hangers, nothing more. The age of the Super Model, or model who has a distinctive recognizable look is over.

I don't get the weird gap tooth yellow teeth look which so many models now have, it seems the industry is going out of it's way to hire average to ugly looking women. Sad. Very uninspiring, especially to people as myself who remember when designers had specific models, and other attractive women, as their muses. Loulou for St. Laurent etc, those days are over.

Fashion used to be about fantasy, lots of fashion conscious women used to aspire to be as attractive and classy as a gorgeous model or the designer's muse, now, not so much.

The days of Suzy Parker, Carmen, Jean Shrimpton, Noami Sims and the Evangelista/Turlington/Campbell/Crawford supermodel era, are long gone.

by Anonymousreply 3402/18/2012

R34=Patsy Stone

by Anonymousreply 3502/18/2012

R23, I recently saw the Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo, and at the show I noticed that all he male dancers had the kind of muscular, lean-thighed, cellulite-free legs that women are told they ought to have. Yes, the fashion industry thinks women ought to have the legs of a danseur in drag!

I also want to know who convinced the movie and TV industries of the same thing, because those industries are supposedly run by straight men.

by Anonymousreply 3602/19/2012

Lindsey wixon's mouth is like a birth defect. She makes me shudder.

by Anonymousreply 3804/24/2012

I was looking at runway photos the other day and wondered the same thing. When I was a teenager the models were gorgeous (it was during the "Supermodel era" with names like Cindy Crawford, Helena Christensen, Claudia Schiffer).

Now they look like emaciated camp victims with no personality and no soul.

by Anonymousreply 3904/24/2012

the holy trinity

by Anonymousreply 4004/24/2012

"Neither Arizona nor Freja walk particulary well"

That can come with age. My daughter didn't walk well until she was at least 6.

by Anonymousreply 4104/24/2012

"Chanel with Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis."

That would be Dior, not Chanel. It helps to know what you're talking about before making big, sweeping statements about an entire multi-billion dollar industry.

That's all.

by Anonymousreply 4204/24/2012

"Fashion has always been disassociated from the opinions of the masses. They pretty well pride themselves on it."

And that GOD for that. I can see slobs in sweat pants whenever I want to. Fashion exists as one of the last bastions of G-L-A-M-O-U-R and unabashed sexuality. Lord knows Hollywood gave up on that decades ago. Most starlets these days look like dog shit.

by Anonymousreply 4304/24/2012

That Wixson person looks like a bug.

by Anonymousreply 4404/24/2012

The female models are as ugly as sin because the all the males involved in the modeling industry are gay. They don't care. Being a "Scout" in the modeling industry trumps choreographer and hairdresser combined.

by Anonymousreply 4504/24/2012

Ugly like Daria Werbowy?

by Anonymousreply 4604/24/2012

R46 I would not call that attractive. Too boyish and flat all over.

by Anonymousreply 4704/24/2012

Fashion is not about beauty. That is why most runway models do not conform to the usual standards of beauty held by society.

by Anonymousreply 4804/24/2012

from the current bunch, only the victoria's secrets models are beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 4904/24/2012

Modeling has nothing to do with sex appeal.

If you want to see good looking women, go to Hooters.

by Anonymousreply 5004/24/2012

My mother gets a knitting magazine that comes out of Colorado (I know) and the models are horrifying -- bad hair, bad makeup, downright ugly. The "cover girl" is always the worst of the bunch. My friends and I make up stories about them (again, I know).

by Anonymousreply 5204/24/2012

The women are hideous and the guys are just as bad.

It's interesting--if disheartening--to speculate on what is so wrong with our culture that we prefer these ghouls to the likes of Cindy Crawford and Buzzy Kerbox.

Beauty went out of style. Why?

by Anonymousreply 5304/24/2012

What the hell happened to Ali Lohan!

by Anonymousreply 5404/24/2012

[quote] Beauty went out of style. Why?

Because now it's about the skinny body, not the face. Which, to me is ridiculous. It's easier to diet and work your ass off to achieve being skinny, that it is to be born with a remarkable face and great bone structure.

by Anonymousreply 5504/24/2012

"Fashion exists as one of the last bastions of G-L-A-M-O-U-R and unabashed sexuality."

Current fashion is absolutely not about sexuality, it's about sickly emaciated women wearing clothes designed by people who aren't attracted to women.

Sexuality has been very much removed from the glamorous end of the fashion industry.

by Anonymousreply 5604/24/2012

The models today are supposed to appeal to WOMEN, not men. It's all about $$, and women are the ones buying the clothes. This is why so many women have become slaves to dieting and eating disorders. They want to look like the girls on the runway. They know they can starve themselves to a size two, but they will never look like Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, and the rest of the models with the gorgeous faces,

by Anonymousreply 5704/24/2012

I think it has more to do with having a unique look and facial symmetry than conventional standards of beauty. And many models who do the catwalk don't do a lot of print work because they don't appeal to the average consumer. Goes for males as well as females. You may see some good-looking, athletic male models on the runway but a lot of what you'll see are anorexic androgynes who look like they'd fallen into a meth-induced coma at a tattoo parlor after asking for "the works."

by Anonymousreply 5804/24/2012

A lot of these girls are very interesting looking. You have to be tall, thin, and able to be an expressionless clothes hanger.

by Anonymousreply 5904/24/2012

I get the feeling male models are props at best, entertainment for male corporate executives at worst.

by Anonymousreply 6004/24/2012

Really disagree with the question.. I don't think any runway model is ugly.

Lindsay Wixson to ME is a beautiful model. Her lips are amazing and she has features that are so unique. All runway models are gorgeous. I hate the typical stereotyped meaning of "beautiful".

by Anonymousreply 6107/07/2012

Could someone please explain to me what happened to women's waists? That picture @R46 is typical of the boy-child look that women are evolving into. Is it a lack of fat on their hips that makes them look like boys. Is that what gave women the curvy hourglass shape of the past? Even all those "beach babes" Radar does spreads on have no curves. Just straight up and down.

by Anonymousreply 6207/07/2012

Oh my god looked up the Lindsey wixon person everyone is talking about.

Shes ugly like fetal alcohol syndrome trailer park ugly.

Those fucking canine teeth.

The pug nose and cabbage patch face.

Lips in some pic looks infant and almost normal

by Anonymousreply 6307/07/2012

the fall

by Anonymousreply 6407/07/2012

r63 pic

by Anonymousreply 6507/07/2012

I see gorgeous girls all the time, both short and tall. Many are very shy; others don't have the discipline or the aggressiveness to get glamorous jobs. Easier to get married and not face constant rejection. Have always felt it's the ladies who "have something to prove" that try harder. Re the necessity of being tall&thin. Having Marilyn Monroe-style curves I can tell you that if the garment isn't very short and form-fitting,it makes me look like a "very pregnant elephant." Sure the fashion industry overdoes the super-skinny look. But unlike me, they can wear far more styles of clothes well. Then again I was told that a curvy body like mine would distract the viewer's eyes from the clothes. Now why aren't styles created to flatter the average, and expanding female body?

by Anonymousreply 6607/07/2012

Has fashion ever been about women? It seems to have always been about teenage boy bodies with a somewhat feminine face.

by Anonymousreply 6807/22/2012

"Arizona Muse", Huh?

That cannot be a REAL name, what a ridiculously fake name.

by Anonymousreply 6907/22/2012

I recall seeing Lindsay Wixson in a documentary about Donatella Versace.

Donatella was fitting Wixson for some runway show, she was raving how cute and unique she was! I think Donatella called her "a little doll".

I was shocked how bizarre looking this young model was and wondered how the fuck she got into the business.

I seems the people who discover models keep looking for women with very extreme looks, because, in this univers, Wixson is not a pretty woman, perhaps on Mars, because she looks like an alien.

by Anonymousreply 7007/22/2012

My brother & his friends once begged me for seats to a show. It was such fun to see how deflated they were after the show. Now when I offer them an invite, they scowl viciously at me! Straight men really hate that no boobs, no hips, flat ass look.

I actually think we would sell better if the models were curvier, I dont know why the industry persists with this fugly look.

by Anonymousreply 7107/22/2012

In what universe is a Daria Werbowy considered attractive? Unless you're a lesbian into skinny women I don't see it.

by Anonymousreply 7207/22/2012

R71, more re the industry, please!

by Anonymousreply 7307/22/2012

I wouldn't necessarily blame gay men in the industry for ugly models, more like a shift in perception of 'edgy' combined with the latest advances in Creative Suite. Back in the 80's and 90's, post production technology wasn't anything like today so you HAD to hire genuinely attractive, symmetrical photogenic women to model. Now they can take any flat faced 6'0 strung out Eastern European teen, add a bit of a smoky eye and photoshop and bam = instant editorial.

by Anonymousreply 7407/22/2012

Absolutely it is the fault of the gay men in the industry. It's the same reason women are getting such ugly haircuts (gay men are telling them that they look "great") They are taking the piss out of these women, and these women are soaking it up!

Women, if you want an honest opinion, ask a STRAIGHT man. Don't take beauty tips from gay men, they don't even find you attractive!

by Anonymousreply 7512/11/2012
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