February 14, 2013
How Live Video Could Ruin Fashion Week and Leave Us With Ugly Clothes

We’re used to TV shows like Project Runway that put fashion on film for a mass audience. And we already know the Internet likes to look at photos of pretty, skinny ladies in funny dresses and pants. Why wouldn’t it like to look at video of pretty etc. in etc. etc. etc.?
What makes a body beautiful in person sometimes makes it look great on film — but sometimes not. Some models have a beautiful, fluid walk, but don’t look as great in still photos or video. Speaking very roughly, a runway model is a great gliding clothes-hanger, while an editorial (i.e. ad and magazine) model has a great set of bones to photograph. Some models do both, but models who walk better than they film may lose their livelihoods if designers start casting for video. (Here’s another thought — if the camera adds ten pounds, does that mean models will face even more pressure to be thin?)
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

How Live Video Could Ruin Fashion Week and Leave Us With Ugly Clothes

We’re used to TV shows like Project Runway that put fashion on film for a mass audience. And we already know the Internet likes to look at photos of pretty, skinny ladies in funny dresses and pants. Why wouldn’t it like to look at video of pretty etc. in etc. etc. etc.?

What makes a body beautiful in person sometimes makes it look great on film — but sometimes not. Some models have a beautiful, fluid walk, but don’t look as great in still photos or video. Speaking very roughly, a runway model is a great gliding clothes-hanger, while an editorial (i.e. ad and magazine) model has a great set of bones to photograph. Some models do both, but models who walk better than they film may lose their livelihoods if designers start casting for video. (Here’s another thought — if the camera adds ten pounds, does that mean models will face even more pressure to be thin?)

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

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    I vaguely recall that years ago in the late 90’s E! would show fashion shows in their off hours…so I’d be going to bed...
  9. theletterkilleth reblogged this from theatlantic and added:
    or, you know, it’s all total bullshit and buying into it is destructive idiocy?
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    Look on the bright side! we’re going to have way hotter waitresses and baristas!
  12. wheezy said: Ah yes, the hard hitting issue of runway model unemployment.
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  14. thetimesinbetween said: lovelyyyyy!