Saturday 3 December 2016

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?

Dr Clodagh Brennan

Published 07/06/2015 | 02:30

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

Look at this picture. What do you see?

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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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