Thursday 30 March 2017

Is this photo a crime against women?

The luxury fashion house Yves Saint Laurent has long been the darling of the European elite and famed for its provocative artwork. But is this image a step too far, even for fashion?

BANNED: The Yves Saint Laurent ad, which originally appeared in ‘Elle’ magazine, was banned by the British Advertising Standards Authority, which upheld a complaint that the model appeared to be ‘unhealthily’ thin
BANNED: The Yves Saint Laurent ad, which originally appeared in ‘Elle’ magazine, was banned by the British Advertising Standards Authority, which upheld a complaint that the model appeared to be ‘unhealthily’ thin

Dr Clodagh Brennan

Look at this picture. What do you see?

Do you merely see an arty fashion photo? Sure, the model is very thin but, after all, she is a model. And models, the world seems to have accepted, have to be thin.

And she is only 18, just a couple of years out of puberty,

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