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Lanvin Uses Nine Real People For Fall 2012 Campaign: Do We Even Need Professional Models?

Fergie 2012/07/20 19:00:00

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Having done one semi-awkward professional photo shoot and watching countless reruns of America's Next Top Model on Virgin America flights, I can attest to the fact that modeling is not as easy as it looks. However, it's definitely not something that only highly trained professional models can do either.

Parisian fashion house Lanvin, proved this point with their new ad campaign in which they hired ordinary people to model their latest designs. So, it's got me thinking: Do we even need professional models -- or should "real people" be the "real models"?

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  • Sterling 2012/07/21 16:34:24
    Yes
    Sterling
    +15
    I never knew that models were "fake" people. Use your heads guys, they found people with a certain look (like the girl, who is very pretty), and then PAID them to do their photoshoot. How do you think professional models come into existence?

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  • Jo samanth... 2012/07/22 23:12:04
    Jo
    its very hard:)
  • PokerFace Jo 2012/07/23 19:12:39
    PokerFace
    like what?
  • Jo PokerFace 2012/07/23 22:22:39
    Jo
    extreme versatility, extraordinary strength and stamina to name a few. there are reasons these women get paid what they do----because what they possess is difficult to find.
  • paul 2012/07/21 17:04:03
    No
    paul
    +3
    No...... but we can still use them in Anti Anorexia advertising.... anorexic modles anorexic modles anorexic modles anorexic modles
  • Deb paul 2012/07/21 22:22:47
    Deb
    +3
    OMG! poster girls for MEDICAL HELP! Those pics are horrifying
  • paul Deb 2012/07/21 22:46:52
    paul
    +4
    This is what happens when society let's Gay men decide what women are supposed to look like......most men prefer a woman to be curvy, sensual, with something hold on to.
  • Deb paul 2012/07/21 23:20:27
    Deb
    +2
    LOL well I'm not into women but living skeletons are gross
  • paul Deb 2012/07/21 23:31:02
    paul
    +2
    Yes I understand, I just happen to be a Lesbian trapped in a Mans body....no one is into living skeletons..... skinny models
  • Deb paul 2012/07/22 01:21:40
    Deb
    +1
    Lol @ at your body comment, that said, another frightening photo. It's a wonder these women are not dropping like flies from heart attacks, or their organs shutting down. WORSE pre-teens, teens, young women think this is what they should look like. Now THAT is terrifying! I've always been slim, sans pregnancy, however, I would NEVER want to look like that, for NO amount of money!
  • paul Deb 2012/07/22 01:27:12 (edited)
    paul
    +1
    Sad huh? My daughter is tiny....but Healthy and Normal looking........This was taken just after she had 9 puppies! kelly
  • Inquisi... paul 2012/07/22 03:11:17
    Inquisitve Kat
    +1
    Oh wow, rave for the puppies!! <3

    You have a beautiful daughter (and I don't mean that in a creepy, 'I find her attractive' way). It helps that she's surrounded by puppies. ;-)
  • paul Inquisi... 2012/07/22 03:19:50
    paul
    +1
    Thank you for the rave........I looked at your Photos & you look good also.......Love the dogs too! :)
  • Inquisi... paul 2012/07/22 04:26:17
    Inquisitve Kat
    +1
    Thank you very much. :-)
  • paul Inquisi... 2012/07/22 04:33:24
    paul
    man bowing

    Your Welcome!
  • Inquisi... paul 2012/07/22 03:09:46
    Inquisitve Kat
    +2
    Some of us are... to me, she is way more beautiful than someone who is fat.
  • Bibliop... Deb 2012/08/03 21:33:27
    Bibliophilic
    The first three pics are fake (photoshopped), but the last one might be real.
  • Inquisi... paul 2012/07/22 03:08:26
    Inquisitve Kat
    +2
    As an anorexic, I can assure you using images like that to fight anorexia do just the opposite. Images like that trigger me... I look at that and think "wow, they're so perfect, I want to be like that"... that said, I don't think these women should be denied their careers... I would still be anorexic, if models were fatter.
  • paul Inquisi... 2012/07/22 03:16:07
    paul
    +1
    You poor baby........you really think those bodies are perfect? Well I don't understand what your seeing......must be a girl thing? Are there anorexic guys too? It shows just how things are misunderstood.......I had no idea that could be a trigger?
  • Inquisi... paul 2012/07/22 04:34:10
    Inquisitve Kat
    +2
    There are anorexic guys... unfortunately, society is even tougher on them than it is on anorexic girls.
    anorexic man

    I don't know why I kind skeletal images beautiful, or why it triggers the desire to be so thin in people like myself and others, but I do know I am attracted to the seemingly elegant look of lines and definition; the idea of obsessive control and drive for perfection.

    There are actually pro-ana websites, where pictures like this are posted as 'thinspiration'... I'm guilty of having really getting into that, in the past.
  • paul Inquisi... 2012/07/22 04:41:18
    paul
    +1
    Wow who knew? I always seem to be unaware of so much....what an eye opener. eyes open
  • Bibliop... Inquisi... 2012/08/03 21:38:48
    Bibliophilic
    +1
    I find them beautiful too- fragile and beautiful.
  • frequen... paul 2012/07/22 22:59:09
    frequent–antagonist
    +3
    Runway models don't even look like that.

    And that's recent. They look nice, healthy and toned.
  • Sterling 2012/07/21 16:34:24
    Yes
    Sterling
    +15
    I never knew that models were "fake" people. Use your heads guys, they found people with a certain look (like the girl, who is very pretty), and then PAID them to do their photoshoot. How do you think professional models come into existence?
  • Jo Sterling 2012/07/21 19:08:41
  • joshua ... Sterling 2012/07/23 17:35:14
    joshua ben-ami
    Usually the other way around they troll free stock sites, have favors called in or are given a referral from an agency and decide if they like that "look". Many times the ones I was sure wouldn't get anywhere made some good scores, not "supers", but decent enough contracts.....
  • Papilio 2012/07/21 15:53:32 (edited)
    Yes
    Papilio
    +1
    If you are attentive enough then you can see that all this people are also skinny .Real people it's not all only about bones and skin,there's fat too.
  • Muver 2012/07/21 15:38:34
    No
    Muver
    +2
    Plenty of regular people, as can be seen here, do just as well, with the right direction, clothing, hair, and photography...I have said for years, all this bull poop over models is crazy, made even worse by the phrase "SUPER" models....they are just people, and nothing super about them...
  • Lady-DeathBright 2012/07/21 14:47:21
    No
    Lady-DeathBright
    +2
    If you have the right person taken the photos, then anyone can model.
  • chuck 2012/07/21 14:34:33
    Yes
    chuck
    +1
    And professional plumbers and professional cooks and...
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/07/21 14:31:57
    Yes
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +4
    Professional models are "real people" who are generally extraordinarily beautiful, wear clothes well , have a fluid walk, and photograph well. Real people with real jobs - let's not try to add more people to the unemployed - they harm no one
  • Jo Jackie ... 2012/07/21 19:09:42
    Jo
    +2
    very well said!!! great job
  • Jackie ... Jo 2012/07/22 00:30:13
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +1
    Thanks
  • Inquisi... Jackie ... 2012/07/22 03:13:08
  • Jackie ... Inquisi... 2012/07/22 13:28:02
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +1
    Thanks
  • ģhøṡτ øώl 2012/07/21 14:12:38
    No
    ģhøṡτ øώl
    +1
    REAL people are WAY better. HONEST impressions are always better.
  • 001 2012/07/21 12:38:47
    No
    001
    No, we don't really need them, but I see no reason to get rid of them. I know a lot of girls dream of becoming a professional model.
  • Monkey D. Luffy 2012/07/21 12:36:33
    Yes
    Monkey D. Luffy
    What would the actual models do then?
  • Jo Monkey ... 2012/07/21 19:10:13
    Jo
    anything they wanted--just like anybody else.
  • Monkey ... Jo 2012/07/22 07:01:20
    Monkey D. Luffy
    Well..I know lots of girls who can do just modelling..walking around in new clothes is what they like and are good for..so..there's not much else for them to do if ppl rob their jobs..
  • Jo Monkey ... 2012/07/22 23:13:03 (edited)
    Jo
    thats not all models do, and that has nothing to do with what is required of them in order to be models in the first place; its the reason they're so highly paid. Besides, just because you see them "walking around in new clothes" doesnt mean they cant do anything else---thats an incredibly stupid assumption.

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