Are Thin Models Going Out of Style?
We’ve been dealing with the concept of fashion magazines airbrushing models to look thinner and prettier for years, but just when we thought that it was out of control, we find out that apparently, thin isn’t in—at least like it used to be.
According to Blisstree.com, magazines are now airbrushing models to make them look heavier, after discovering that thin doesn’t always sell.
“I have to airbrush clients’ to make them appear bigger and more womanly before I submit photographs,” a talent manager told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column, according to the site. “Skinny doesn’t sell.”
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The process has been dubbed as “reverse retouching,” where models are being digitally enhanced to look larger and curvier to appeal to the magazines’ audiences.
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On one hand, it’s great that the trend to use pin-thin models is fading, but on the other hand, why not use healthy, curvy models instead of digitally enhancing skinnier ones?
Tell us in the comments below: Do you think reverse retouching is a good thing?
Photo: Courtesy BlissTree
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How is it that society has bought into the idea for even this long that "women" look best as stick figures/skinny? I think the most flattering figures are the ones that ARE curvy, unlike model #1 which has an underdeveloped teen's body despite the fact that she appears to be possibly in her early 20's. Both models #2 and #3 have curves. Sex appeal is what sells and whoever can manage to acheive the elusive coke bottle curves, that is what is and will always be timeless and marketable to the masses.
I never agreed with photo retouching at all, with the sole exception of correcting things like light washout and the dreaded "red eye.". It used to be the practice even by those "family portrait" photographers, and I'm sure some still do it. I have pictures of my family that I can't even recognize, because they don't look one bit like them. As for models - when culture is shaped by what people see in magazines and on television, it's no wonder so many people are plagued with self-doubt, when pictures are retouched to the point that they're seeing held up before them an ideal that is completely impossible for most people to achieve. How about let's take a new course: Quit retouching photos altogether and let us see each other as nature made us. We'll all be healthier for it.
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