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post #31 of 408
go to a fashion show some time. All the top houses use models as thin, or thinner than Paris Hilton. And 90% of them are super hot. Banks used to be incredibly thin, she became of more normal weight once she stopped doing high fashion and could make even more money doing swimsuit and more commercial styles. But, in high fashion, the tall 'waif' is definately what the industry looks for.
post #32 of 408
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Originally Posted by Violinist
go to a fashion show some time. All the top houses use models as thin, or thinner than Paris Hilton. And 90% of them are super hot. Banks used to be incredibly thin, she became of more normal weight once she stopped doing high fashion and could make even more money doing swimsuit and more commercial styles. But, in high fashion, the tall 'waif' is definately what the industry looks for.
Point number one... this is a "supermodel" thread not a "the top houses generic runway model thread". We are talking about the top 1% or so of models, not the waify, stick women that you fancy. (and who nobody knows) How many of the top models right now have no breasts or hips (like your friend Paris Hilton)? Not many. Your definition of super hot is highly questionable IMO, after all, you are the one who thinks that Paris Hilton is attractive, when I think she always either looks like a mediocre post-op transsexual or a ten year old with a cartoonishly large and misshapen head. (depending on what picture/video/ad/etc) Those are her two defining looks. Tyra banks used to be "incredibly thin"? When exactly was this??? Not anytime after 17 when Elite discovered her... Tyra has always been pretty curvy. In 1991-1993 (at her smallest, according to her) she was about 5'11" and 35 (C) - 24 - 36. Yeah, that is a pretty small waist, but not FLAT CHESTED with NO HIPS (like Paris) or waif-like. EVER. I, for one, thank the lord every day that Heroin Chic is dead. Women should look like women, not tongue depressers wearing underwear. Paris Hilton is a MAN. Just in case anyone was wondering, Paris is (officially) 5'8" 34b (B stands for BARELY)- 25- 35... (also she has size 11 feet, hairy knuckles, and an adam's apple)
post #33 of 408
I think this is messed up... I'm not a fan of her face at all, but she has the same body as a lot of top models. Whereas these "unknowns" seem to not be fit for the king and supreme magnet for women that is Tokyo Slim, I'd be more than content with some unknown fashion hag. I still don't understand what is so 10 year old boy about her... she's skinny, and she's definately not the only girl with a smaller chest and narrow hips.

It's not like I really care about Paris Hilton, I've just always had this hatred of people bashing a particular thing or person just because they've become popular. Of course there's girls more attractive than her, but really, her stomach, legs, arms, chest... pretty much everything is the same man.
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Whether or not you all think Paris is sexy, the bottom line is that she shouldn't be in this thread as she's CERTAINLY not a Supermodel.
post #36 of 408
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Originally Posted by Violinist
I think this is messed up... I'm not a fan of her face at all, but she has the same body as a lot of top models.

Like who? You never answered my question, as usual. What other top models (since the end of heroin chic) are 5'8" and flat with no hips? You keep spouting out this nonsense and refuse to back it up with any facts... If we are going to discuss it, I'd like to know who all these "top models" are that you are discussing.

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Whereas these "unknowns" seem to not be fit for the king and supreme magnet for women that is Tokyo Slim, I'd be more than content with some unknown fashion hag. I still don't understand what is so 10 year old boy about her... she's skinny, and she's definately not the only girl with a smaller chest and narrow hips.

Dude, maybe you don't get it. Its not that I'm denying that some thinner girls have a certain hotness about them to some people, I'm just denying that the talk of Paris Hilton in this thread and your comparison with "models" is BS. This thread is not about "regular girls" or "models" This thread is about SUPERMODELS. (I.E. famous models, big name recognition, magazine covers, star modeling contracts, make a million plus bucks a year salary, television commercials, have their own shows, etc) There are usually less than a dozen of them a decade.And Paris Hilton doesn't have the body type of almost any of them that I can think of in the past 20 years. Maybe Kate Moss is the closest, but I never really found her to be that attractive either, and at least she didn't have a broken face.

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It's not like I really care about Paris Hilton, I've just always had this hatred of people bashing a particular thing or person just because they've become popular. Of course there's girls more attractive than her, but really, her stomach, legs, arms, chest... pretty much everything is the same man.

Dude, check back in this thread, YOU brought her up, nobody was bashing her. You are totally obsessed. So... she has a nice stomach, legs, and arms, and you don't mind the fact that she needs a training bra. Good for you. That puts her squarely in "butterface" territory. Everythings good... but her face. And her personality, and her relative lack of "backyard" and her IQ (something is terribly wrong with everything above her neck, really)

So Start a Paris Hilton thread and we can discuss it more, but she doesn't belong here.
post #37 of 408
God save us. "Super" models do zero for me.


Frankly I find it somewhat disturbing people gawping at what in the main look like pre-pubescent boys.
post #38 of 408


Nonk, this is in part why I dwell so often, on the past. I find the women of the forties and fifties, especially . . . to have been very, very beautiful.
post #39 of 408
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
Like who? You never answered my question, as usual. What other top models (since the end of heroin chic) are 5'8" and flat with no hips? You keep spouting out this nonsense and refuse to back it up with any facts... If we are going to discuss it, I'd like to know who all these "top models" are that you are discussing.



Dude, maybe you don't get it. Its not that I'm denying that some thinner girls have a certain hotness about them to some people, I'm just denying that the talk of Paris Hilton in this thread and your comparison with "models" is BS. This thread is not about "regular girls" or "models" This thread is about SUPERMODELS. (I.E. famous models, big name recognition, magazine covers, star modeling contracts, make a million plus bucks a year salary, television commercials, have their own shows, etc) There are usually less than a dozen of them a decade.And Paris Hilton doesn't have the body type of almost any of them that I can think of in the past 20 years. Maybe Kate Moss is the closest, but I never really found her to be that attractive either, and at least she didn't have a broken face.



Dude, check back in this thread, YOU brought her up, nobody was bashing her. You are totally obsessed. So... she has a nice stomach, legs, and arms, and you don't mind the fact that she needs a training bra. Good for you. That puts her squarely in "butterface" territory. Everythings good... but her face. And her personality, and her relative lack of "backyard" and her IQ (something is terribly wrong with everything above her neck, really)

So Start a Paris Hilton thread and we can discuss it more, but she doesn't belong here.

I'm sorry for entering your inner sactum, o forum watchdog. Please don't change the secret handshake on me. I don't know their names. I don't know almost any of their names. There's a chanel we get in Quebec got TV5 from France where they have fashion shows all the time... it is my opinion that many of the models used by Valentino, Chanel, Hermes, Fendi etc... (not houses who care about this heroin chic) have bodies similar to Paris Hilton. Again, I think it's your hatred of her personality that makes you think she's ugly. She's not Stephanie Seymour or Adreana Lima, but she's not ugly like you put it. But whatever, I don't want to discuss something out of category, so the forum librarian doesn't shush me... because afterall, threads on this forum never digress.
post #40 of 408


Alec Wek, had become one of Saint Laurent's, top couture models. She was very, very thin. Most couture models, are very thin. Some have had surgical enhancement, in part because when recruited they're so young, that these girls have not yet developed women's bodies. I've seen some runway models, that looked to be no more, than fourteen years old.
post #41 of 408
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I guess the thing that should clearly be mentioned is the definition of SUPERMODEL. If you are at all familiar with the fashion world, you should certainly know the names of Daria Werbowy, Gemma Ward, Natalia Vodianova, etc. These are what I would call Top Models -- that is, they are the current creme de la creme of the high fashion models. These women make lots of money in advertising campaigns and on the runway. However, they are NOT Supermodels. Though the term Supermodel was originated a few decades ago, it essentially became a popular culture referrence in the early 1990s with the five most successful fashion divas: Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell. They became famous because they conquered the haute couture world and became internationally recognizeable celebrities as well. Of course, at the same time there were other famous models as well, such as: Stephanie Seymour, Eva Herzigova, Niki Taylor, Helena Christensen, Karen Mulder, etc. Then, with the whole Heroine Chic phase, headed by models like Kate Moss, Amber Valetta, Jodie Kidd, James King, etc, the "Era of the Supermodels" was virtually brought to an end and the idea of beauty within the world of Haute Couture changed drastically. This (along with her distinct personal style and tabloid-ready personal life) is why Kate Moss has been such a significant and iconic figure in the fashion world. Suddenly, the separation between commercial models and high fashion models grew to be much larger than in the early 1990s when the top girls were doing all the advertising. The general public has never been too awefully aware of the high fashion world, so this is what led to the new breed of Supermodels, who were essentially women whose careers were launched by more commercial work like Victoria's Secret/Sports Illustrated Swimsuit/Cosmetic Companies, etc. This New Supermodel was defined by women like Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum & Rebecca Romijn, and continues in models like Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Karolina Kurkova, Petra Nemcova, etc. These models used the "Cindy Crawford Formula" of expanding their brand beyond fashion, and now we see them on television, in movies, etc. They are the re-incarnation of the 1980s models like Christie Brinkley, Elle MacPherson, etc. There have been very few models, since the early 1990s girls, who've managed to stay relavent in both the high fashion world and still rake in the huge $$$ for the larger commercial companies. Gisele Bundchen is arguably the only one and is also, at least financially, making FAR more money than any model before her. According to Forbes, last year Gisele made $30 MILLION. That's more than almost all of Hollywood's leading actresses, as well as music's biggest popstars. Most of this comes from her lucrative contract with Victoria's Secret, but she also makes money from countless other advertisements for things ranging from Nivea to Valentino, and most recently she's signed an additional multi-million dollar contract with Apple Computers as well as Mastercard. On top of that, she's still an icon within the fashion industry itself.
post #42 of 408
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Another MAGNIFICENT pic of my favourite Supermodel: Karolina Kurkova -- taken @ this past year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Enjoy
post #43 of 408
Great post, funk_soul_brother. I would like to mention that in her day, Dorian Leigh, was fairly close to being a super model. It was on this woman, that Truman Capote based BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S. Ms. Leigh was seen all over the world, on the cabaret circuit; she dated the world's most eligible men, was Revlon's Fire and Ice, girl, etc. Ms. Leigh was rather unusual way back, because she did high fashion runway modeling in Paris, AND ads for Revlon, too.

Eileen Ford names Dorian Leigh as the greatest model, of all time.
Cecil Beaton was in part responsible for Ms. Leigh's 'questionable' rhinoplasty, which Leigh had done, for television work. He used to say 'I don't know how you ever got into this business, with that schnozzel of yours.'
post #44 of 408
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*Thanks* I think that Dorian Leigh, along with Suzy Parker and many of those models from times gone by are of a different ilk. They were very much well-known within the aristocratic circles and amongst people within the fashion/entertainment industry. Suzy Parker had a life-long (working) relationship with Richard Avedon and, if I remember correctly, there was even a large profile of her in Vanity Fair a few months ago. Anyway, here is a wonderful video of a modern-day supermodel and her bikini-clad expoits during a Victoria's Secret swim shoot. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8A5PWzaxJM
post #45 of 408
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Originally Posted by funk_soul_brother
Anyway, here is a wonderful video of a modern-day supermodel and her bikini-clad expoits during a Victoria's Secret swim shoot.

Her body is ten kinds of awesome, but I never really thought her face photographed that well (relatively, I mean). She looks amazing when she's actually in motion, though. Thanks for the vid link.
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