The Fashion industry thrives on propaganda. The beauty and health industries remain buoyant, thanks to their effective marketing strategies. Media barons remain happy to be of service. Everyone associated with the industry seems to be happy, but at who’s peril Our’s of course! Right from Snow White and the seven dwarfs to Anna Nicole Smith, the world has been one big stage of make-believe. Is all before our eyes a true reflection of beauty and happiness I for one don’t agree. My research will be directed to reveal the truth behind what lies beneath that thin coat to stardom and healthy living.
In my earlier papers. one on Definition Essay which discussed fashion’s negative impact on societies throughout history, and The Midterm Essay, wherein I discussed how the health and beauty industries have all along encouraged us to think of our bodies in terms of machines, I had maintained that health could not be compromised for the sake of appearance. To prove this, I quoted the names of Luisel Ramos and Ana Carolina Reston, who, seeking stardom and money, paid the supreme prize for their body abuse. Sad, but true, this is the life of models, who walk the ramps to the appeasement of a handful.
In order to substantiate my argument that the two industries (Health and Beauty) in discussion have all along been more inclined to improve their personal interests, this research will take a look at what happens behind the scene. Fashion and beauty are but short-lived, life is not. Being identical to a Jane Fonda or an Arnold Schwarzenegger does not guarantee stardom or success. Every individual on his or her own terms is as attractive as any other. It’s all in the mind.
Models have for long caught our attention as being pretty and sexy. The notion that men prefer women with a model’s body is all wrong. Does this mean that women who are healthy are less attractive or pretty Definitely not! In fact, men prefer women with more flesh. What one sees on FTV, is nothing short of make-believe. This leads us to the question of how safe is it to starve to achieve a model’s figure The euphoria of the wave of concern has been sending shock waves across the modeling fraternity.
There has been widespread condemnation and protests in the wake of the untimely deaths of a few. This has made people sit up and take notice. Models risk their health to emaciate and draw huge perks. This rocked the British Fashion Council, who immediately dismissed the regulations as ‘neither desirable nor enforceable’, saying that their fashion houses only used healthy looking models aged 16 or over
I had mentioned the ill effects of cosmetics. Cosmetics are made from a combination of chemicals that can give instant results to one’s appearance. However, the long time effects of these chemicals on the skin can be pretty bad and at times fatal. This too has been proved beyond doubt. To conclude the research, I draw upon those who went under the blade of the surgeon in the name of surgery to correct their demeanour. In conclusion, these artificial ‘add-ons’ not only have catastrophic repercussions on one’s health, but acts a catalyst to self-imposition of an inferior complex and self-belief.
I will be focusing on the current status of the fashion industry worldwide. From New York to Tokyo, Paris to Sydney, Fashion Houses idolises the skinny model as the successful woman of today. The tragedies have met with strong sentiments and disapproval. In order to understand the enormity of the current situation, I will strive to elucidate through this research paper, the new guidelines & legislation in Europe & the USA, apart from the current news affecting the industry, the fashion designers, and models.