There’s a model out there named Karlie Kloss who is being hailed as “the new Body” because the fashion world adores her figure so. You can see her pictures here, but be warned that they’re NSFW, as there’s some partial nudity. I have three comments:
I bet her legs would look great even if they weren’t so heavily photoshopped.
Is it just me, or is there something appalling about lauding a woman as the most beautiful body in the world when you can count her ribs and cut yourself on her jutting hip bones? It may be the standard in the fashion industry, but it’s scary to think that our daughters look at that emaciated woman and think “If I don’t look like her, I’m not beautiful.”
In becoming “the new Body,” Kloss supplanted Elle Macpherson, who once held that spot in the fashion world. Scanning images of Elle (probably NSFW either) reveals that Elle is a woman of flesh, not bones. Our beauty culture has transitioned from slender to skeletal.
Guys, I’m especially interested in hearing from you. I’ll take it as given that Kloss is beautiful, but is she your idea of what a woman’s body should be?