Fashion

NY Store Removes Anorexic Mannequins With Exposed Ribs After Complaints

Fashion

NY Store Removes Anorexic Mannequins With Exposed Ribs After Complaints

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Women are confronted with unrealistic expectations for thinness in the world of fashion everywhere they turn, and mannequins are always so creepy in general, but this Megan Draper-ass-looking motherfucker spotted at La Perla’s Soho store is even grosser than we could’ve imagined.  “How does La Perla think visible ribs on a mannequin is OK?” Michael Rudoy, who shared the above image on Twitter asked.

The store, as The Cut points out, responded quickly, perhaps realizing they were due for a lot of, ahem, ribbing online. “Thank you for bringing this to our attention, it’s something we take very seriously and we are looking into it further,” they tweeted yesterday. Today they released a followup statement:

We have an update on this issue: The mannequin photographed has been removed from the store and will not be used again by any La Perla boutique. We are in the process of redesigning all La Perla stores with a new concept image and the mannequins that are currently displayed in our US stores will no longer be used. We appreciate and value everyone’s comments, thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Presumably the mannequins did not need to be brought to their attention, since, you know, they were using them in their stores, but I suppose taking them down is a step in the right direction.