It’s hard being a fashion model. Either you’re too skinny and people on the internet are all “Eat a sandwich, honey,”or you’re .5 lbs over weight and you can’t get a job. And then there’s all the whining people do about fake beauty standards and unachievable perfection or what-have-you, I don’t really know, I’m wallowing in male privilege so I’m not really paying attention. But it turns out that the tide of decades of artificially slimming women to squeeze them into the tiny little imaginary clothes boxes may have finally started to turn back. The October issue of the fashion magazine Numéro has had to digitally feed super model Karlie Kloss a pixelated sandwich—or, to put it in other, less confusing terms, they’ve airbrushed her up a few pounds. So, wait, reverse airbrushing is a thing now? Fashion, am I right?
As Celebuzz points out, this isn’t Kloss’ first time on the computer yo yo diet ride.
In December 2011, Vogue Italia removed from its website an image of a then 19-year-old Kloss, who posed for an 18-page photo spread called Body by Kloss. The photo, featuring Kloss in a bizarre, almost contortionist-like pose, was nixed after some suggested that it had been heavily Photoshopped, while others were actually celebrating it on pro-anorexia websites.
I think it’s pretty safe to say that we have a really complicated, maybe, uh, fucked up, ideas about beauty in the media, but even more than that I think we can all agree that mostly this whole controversy just makes us really hungry. Anyone up for BBQ?