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Model Sophie Dahl Joins Chorus Against Too Thin Models

Former fashion model Sophie Dahl, who has a long Hollywood pedigree, is the latest celebrity to criticize fashion designers for insisting on using “size-zero” girls to wear their clothes on the runways and in editorial shoots. Dahl, 34, blamed the fashion industry because the “sample” clothes they make will only fit thin models. ...

Models Unite to Fight Industry Abuses; Will Anyone Follow?

Sara Ziff, who has worked as a model since she was 14, wants to level the playing field between young models and the predatory fashion industry, but will any young models have the courage to join her new group? Ziff used New York Fashion Week as a platform to launch her group, called the Model Alliance. She created the non-profit group because of widespread abuses in the industry, including disregard for child labor laws, lack of financial transparency and sexual abuse....