NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Many ladies love their handbags and will spend a lot of money for the latest and greatest, but a new study says what is inside those bags may be covered in germs worse than what you’ll find in the bathroom.
It's been almost a month since 19 Vogue editors vowed to keep undernourished and underaged models out of each print edition - because you know, that's their job - and though nearly everyone from Tyra Banks (who's trying to make "flawesome" happen) to Milla Jovovich lauded the Conde Nast leaders for using common sense, Cindy Crawford isn't having it. Jezebel's Jenna Sauers caught up with the 46-year-old (former?) supermodel, who basically pointed out that the entire initiative is just an excuse to pay each other on the back. When Sauers asked Crawford if she thought the move was revolutionary or ground-breaking, she responds:
"Honestly, not really." I pressed. Long pause. "I don't know. I guess it's...great." She drew out the word in a tone that may have been unintentionally ironic. "But that was never one of my issues, so. I think that the fashion industry is in the consumers' hands. Because if they buy into it, nothing will change. If consumers don't like it that models are too skinny, or too young, and they don't buy the magazines, then believe me, then the magazines will have to change. You know, I don't know. I'm not still in the trenches right now. But if you make too many rules — like, 'You can't work this many hours' — it doesn't work, because sometimes you have to. Sometimes you have to get up early or be prepared to do the job in the freezing cold. I think that, again though, models have to have a voice and speak up for themselves, every day, on the job...People have to respect each other. And if you're working with someone who doesn't respect you, then leave."
Finally! Somebody that recognizes the inherent bullshit in the new Health Initiative - because saying "we will not knowing work with models under 16" and "we will encourage designers to consider the...small sample sizes" frankly, doesn't matter when there aren't any concrete consequences.