Sunday 30 April 2017

Side Line: 04/01/2010

NORMALLY she teaches history at a Hamburg grammar school, but elaborately made up to look like Marlene Dietrich and wearing a €480 silk dress, Sybille Zschaber was yesterday all over the fashion pages of Germany's most popular women's magazine as it began its ban on professional models.

The 29-year-old blonde teacher was among a cast of more than six "normal women" selected by 'Brigitte' to pose for its January fashion feature following an editorial pledge by the magazine to keep controversial size-zero models off its pages.

Editor Andreas Lebert announced the ban last October after receiving letters from hundreds of women readers who complained that they had no connection with the models and that they no longer wanted to see "protruding bones".

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