Victoria Beckham defends ‘naturally thin’ models

Following the successful launch of her fourth dress collection, Victoria Beckham has defended fashion designers' right to use thin models...

Victoria Beckham has defended the right of fashion designers to use thin models, saying they should not be discriminated against because of their weight.
 
Beckham, who has just received positive reviews for her fashion collection, which premiered on Sunday during New York Fashion Week, said: ‘Most of these girls are naturally thin.’
 
Speaking on American daytime show ‘The View‘, she said: ‘And I don’t think we should be discriminating against someone because they are too thin or too curvy or too large or whatever it is.’
 
Backing up her desire for a more inclusive fashion industry, she explained her commitment to the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). ‘The CFDA have reached out to designers, stylists and casting directors not to work with underage models, girls that are too thin and to be more ethnically aware,’ said Beckham.

‘And I think designers are listening. I had a casting last week and had some terribly thin girls come in and it wouldn’t have worked.’

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