by MIA FREEDMAN
When Victoria’s Secret models are being air-brushed to look ‘better’, surely it’s a sign that the world has lost the plot.
These woman are considered among the most beautiful in the world and are paid to model underwear. Their whole job is to look good. And yet even they’re not good enough.
Erin Heatherington, Victoria’s Secret Angel (the name given to the elite crack team of lingerie models employed by the company which include Mirand Kerr) and girlfriend of Leonardo di Caprio had this to say about the rampant use of photoshop by Victoria’s Secret exposed recently online: “’We’re not selling reality; we’re selling a story. It’s all about creating this fantasy. Retouching is an essential part of our job.”
She also reckons body image has nothing to do with fashion imagery. “I think that’s something that children should be taught by their parents, it should be taught in schools. Healthy body image is not something that you’re going to learn from fashion magazines.”
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Miss Heatherton, who is currently dating Leonardo DiCaprio, branded all criticism over airbrushing as a ‘waste of time’, adding: ‘No one is perfect – we all know that… Photoshop makes things look beautiful.’
However, she agreed that slimming down models to inhuman proportions is ‘not a fair message’.
Miss Heatherton said that it is up to the public to know the difference between what is Photoshopped and what is not.
Except that 99% of us don’t realise the images we see have been airbrushed because there is no fine print that declares it. And – call us crazy – we assume that it’s enough that they’re the world’s most beautiful women, whose 24/7 job is to look good and who have a team of dozens of people at every photo shoot whose job it is to make The Angels look as perfect as humanly possible.