i just now read this on boing boing
ralph lauren fires photo-chopped model for being too big
..........Filippa Hamilton, the model who Ralph Lauren's ad people crudely photoshopped, is looking for work. Ralph Lauren has fired her, according the model on an appearance on NBC's Today show this morning, due to her inability to fit into his clothes.
She's 5'10" and 120 lbs.
Update: NY Daily News has a statement from the company:
Polo Ralph Lauren said in a statement Tuesday night that Filippa is a "beautiful and healthy" woman but their relationship ended "as a result of her inability to meet the obligations under her contract with us.
In the same piece, reported by Carrie Melago, her lawyer says that he fears Ralph Lauren's treatment of Hamilton "will be extremely damaging to her."...........
and have anything to boycott....i don't. i just wanted to share this with y'all. i wanted you to read what karl lagerfeld has to say about women. (and in the last link how he loves fur. i should have KNOWN) we're fat and we're jealous well what mr lagerfeld obviously doesn't understand (perhaps all that work he MAY have had done on his face altered his ability to think) is women are NOT fat if they're not a size 0. in most cases women in the modeling industry or in the movies/tv are told in order to succeed they MUST STOP EATING. well it's their own fault for believing that shite actually. you don't have to be severely underweight in order to act NOR do you have to be to model. if one is genuinely skinny BUT EATS and is healthy i have no issues what so ever. if one eats a raisin and three grains of rice for lunch, then vomits it, i may have an issue or two with that. we MUST learn how to be comfortable with who and what we are. we can't let gatsu piedis like lagerfeld dictate what we should look like. we just shouldn't. period.
by Katie Hintz-Zambrano (RSS feed)
Karl Lagerfeld, who famously dropped 92 lbs in 13 months in order to squeeze into skinny Dior Homme duds -- and wrote the book, "The Karl Lagerfeld Diet," about it -- is defending the waifs who march down his runways, and calling out the "fat mummies" who complain about them, according to The Guardian.
Lagerfeld was interviewed by the German magazine Focus, during which the designer responded to the announcement of best-selling German magazine, Brigitte's commitment to using "ordinary, realistic" women instead of professional models in future fashion spreads, the U.K. newspaper reports. .........
........."These are fat mummies sitting with their bags of crisps in front of the television, saying that thin models are ugly," the Chanel designer tells Focus, going on to say that the fashion industry supports "dreams and illusions, and no one wants to see round women." .......................
Fat on Fat Crime is a new epidemic that is sweeping the nation. With all of the prejudice and discrimination that is already going on in the world, who would ever think that Fat people and FORMER Fat People like Designer Karl Lagerfeld, would start taking it upon themselves to commit hideous acts of Random Fat Violence on one another.
I have personally been the victim of two incidents of Fat on Fat Crime, and I am making it my duty to fight this with all of my might! The thought of Fat on Fat Crime has me sick with hunger pains deep down in my soul. Hopefully writing about this will help to ease the pain. If not, Dallas BBQ Sticky Wings will have to do the trick!
The latest incident of Fat on Fat Crime is from Karl Lagerfeld, a former full-figured man, who after losing 92 pounds has obviously forgotten his roots.............
Karl Lagerfeld Hates Fatties (And Animals)
Reading Karl Lagerfeld hating on fatties made me remember when he used to be a BBWHZ (big busted white haired zombie) himself! This is when he used to eat regular human food instead of the fallen locks of emaciated models. This is also when he used to smile with his mouth! I don't think Karl has smiled since the early 90s. He doesn't smile now, because that's something "only ze fat jalli pepull do." I miss fat Karl, but skeleton Karl is just as entertaining.
Our Uncle Karl was kind enough to crawl out of his tomb and give an interview to the Telegraph about his love of fur and his hate of fat chicks. First up, Karl responded to the fashion industry being criticized for using skinny malnourished bitches on the runway. Karl said the number of size 000 models pales in comparison to the "zillions" of fat bitches who roam the land eating everything in sight............
.........Uncle Karl didn't stop there! He also thinks that if we didn't kill ze animals, they'd kill us! He defended the fur industry by saying many hunters make their living and support their families by killing furry creatures so that he can lay his naked bones all over a luscious mink throw. He said, "Killing those beasts who would kill us if they could." He said that whenever possible, the animals should be killed "nicely."......
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pic: Karl Lagerfeld looking a little wide himself -- in the tie and collar area. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain, Getty images