Twiggy doesn’t think fashion ‘will ever go away’ from using slim models

Twiggy doesn’t believe fashion industry leaders will ever stop using slim models.The 70-year-old, who was the face of the 1960s, has discussed her thoughts of the ever-changing world of fashion and the ongoing challenges faced by plus-sized models in a…

Twiggy doesn’t believe fashion industry leaders will ever stop using slim models.

The 70-year-old, who was the face of the 1960s, has discussed her thoughts of the ever-changing world of fashion and the ongoing challenges faced by plus-sized models in an interview with British newspaper The Guardian.

And when asked if the business still needs to change and focus more on women of different ages and sizes, Twiggy was candid in her reply.

“Well, it has, hasn’t it, there are so many more ads now,” she told the publication. “It’s the same with older models, they’re using middle-aged and older women in commercials.

“I don’t think the high fashion industry will ever go completely away from slimness but I think other parts of the industry have started to use different shapes and sizes, and I think they should.”

Twiggy, born Lesley Hornby, was also quizzed about her views on editing photos for ad campaigns, after her Olay eye cream advert back in 2009 was banned by the Advertising Standards Authority for being misleading because it had been airbrushed.

“That was nothing to do with me. I can’t stop people…” the model began. “I go and do a job. If they take it away and do the stuff, it’s absolutely nothing to do with me.”

When pushed further on the subject, Twiggy was asked her opinion on the body image movements led by women on social media, including actress Jameela Jamil, who outwardly criticise the use of photo-editing in ad campaigns.

“I have no idea, it’s up to them. I don’t have any control over that. I think we should get off this subject because you’re getting really boring,” she fired.

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