A major fashion show in the Spanish capital Madrid has excluded extremely
thin models for fear of encouraging eating disorders.The Pasarela Cibeles
show, which takes place from September 18 to 22, announced that models
must have a body weight index - weight divided by the square of the
height - of at least 18. A model measuring 1.75 metres, for instance,
must weigh at least 56 kilogrammes. Lights and make-up will also be used
to make models look healthy, according to organizers. The daily El Mundo
said 30 percent of applicants were excluded from the show. "Thinness is
not beauty, but shows some kind of deficiency," Madrid official Concha
Guerra said.Even the Senate recommended promoting healthier-looking
fashion images in 1999.
Hollywood beauty Sharon Stone is the new spokesmodel for American design
duo Badgley Mischka. The actress, 48, dons stunning gowns for the
autumn/winter collection created by Mark Badgley and James Mischka. A statement from the designers reads, "Our collection represents
Hollywood glamour with a modern twist and Sharon epitomizes this look. We
have dressed Sharon many times and working with her on this campaign and
combining our visions was an incredible experience." Stone seems to be a more fitting face for the label than previous models Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, whose suitability was questioned by fashion gossip sites after the twins appeared be too small for the clothes they
Stone enthuses, "I've known Mark and James for many years ever since they
brought their gorgeous gowns to my house and spread them over my living
room. Since then, I've always thought of wearing their dress like going
to a great party - they're fun, elegant and intricately detailed."
A fashion extravaganza, "Castle India Men’s Fashion Fair (CIMMF) 2006" featuring India`s top men’swear designers and leading men’s wear brands, with the resplendent Bangalore palace as the backdrop, would be held in the city from Oct 11.
The four-day mega event would showcase fashion, trends and style in a "unique manner focusing on men", fashion guru Prasad Bidapa, the man behind the event, said here.
"It will give a kaleidoscopic view of India`s top men’s wear with 35 leading men’s wear designers and brands showcasing their collection for the coming fall season," he said.
Brought by castle lager, leading international beer brand from world`s second largest brewer, Sab Miller and Prasad Bidapa Associates, the fiesta will have the look and feel of a fete with a castle pub, food courts, trinket stalls and last but not the least a special salon, for providing grooming tips and makeovers for the interested, Bidapa said.
The list of designers who will showcase their designs reads like a "who`s who" of the fashion world, with names like Rohit Bal, Rocky S, Hemant Trivedi, Neeta Lulla, Paresh Lamba, Amanda Ayaz Khan and Wendell Rodericks and the Royal House of Mysore.
Film stars have become a permanent feature at fashion shows, but director Madhur Bhandarkar's presence at Wills India Fashion Week, surely surprised the film fraternity and the guests. He had came to research for his next film which will show the reality behind the glitz and glamour.
Bhandarkar, who is famous for making films on hard-hitting subjects inspired by real life incidents was examining every department of the fashion industry -- from going to greenrooms to interacting with models. 'I am not only looking at the catwalk of the models, but also giving a close look at the entire set up. The research is surely time consuming and, therefore, the director will take time to come out with the final product.