Victoria’s Secret Height Discrimination and Body Stereotype Lives On and On and On. NOT ANYMORE!
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BELLA PETITE EDITOR NOTES (03-01-2016): Tall, tall and taller! In a never-ending sea of long-legged glamazon women, Victoria’s Secret fashion shows and catalogs (VSC) would have us believe in their fairy tale that all women are tall and super thin as we noted several years ago. This perpetual stereotype casting continues to parody the fashion industry standards.
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This is old world of fashion make believe makes women feel inferior and not beautiful if they are shorter than 5’9″ and not a size 0! Even the VS model search blatantly states ” Get measured and be realistic. The ideal height of a Victoria’s Secret Model is 5’9″ standing barefoot with body measurements of 34-24-34. Be Skinny. You must go to the gym. Stop eating junk food. If you are not naturally this thin but have the basic body type of a Victoria’s Secret model, hire a nutritionist and a trainer.” The cherry on top is they will photoshop out your curves, don’t get me started on that issue, LOL! I’ll save those thoughts for another future post vision calling for change. Afterall predictions are easy an call, but changing opinions, and discrimination requires more than genius, it takes courage, vision and determination, all while people call you crazy.
For years the VSC’s televised fashion show beginning in 1990’s featuring supermodels: Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Karen Mulder, Daniela Pestova, Inés Rivero, and Stephanie Seymour and the bevy of tall, beautiful models continues to current days.
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Fact, the shortest runway and catalog model was Laetitia Casta at 5’6. She walked down the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000. Casta was one of the company’s signature Victoria’ Secret Angels from 1998 to 2000. She claims that her career with Victoria’s Secret ended because she was “too much of a rebel.”
We contend that Casta did not fit their ideal height and body stereotype portrayed on the shows and in the catalogs so consequently she was let go.
Then there’s Kate Moss 5’6″ common sense tells us that there’s no secret mystery as to why one of the most recognized supermodels in the world has never made her debut on the VS runway or in the pages of the VSC catalog, While Kate may be short on height by VSC standards, her beauty is iconic and most would say encapsulated fashion’s essence.
To us, it is pure insanity that Victoria’s Secret doesn’t use petite models to wear lingerie or swimsuits in their catalog, campaigns and on the runway. After all petite women were their target consumer that fueled the VSC enterprise, without our consumption they would never have existed.
Atlast, Bella Petite Magazine removed the final barrier for petite women to love their look and their bodies! Afterall, we share a common cause in reality and acceptance for women of all heights, body types, ages, and ethnicities. By Ann Lauren
11/22/19 VICTORIA’S SECRET THE SHOW WILL NOT GO ON!
Bella Petite Magazine Editor and Fashion Designer Ann Lauren the industry Change Agent 15 called for it. The beauty and fashion paradigm shift happened. The Breaking News Update @ Provided by The New York Post
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