Model Behavior

This season, what the fashion runways lack in diversity, they make up for in severely underweight young women. "I think it's gotten worse," Elle fashion director and Project Ruway judge Nina Garcia tells The Wall Street Journal. "In the fashion industry, the models are getting thinner and thinner, yet as a culture, we're getting fatter and fatter." 17-year-old model Ali Michael, who has a 23-inch waist, walked in a bunch of shows in September. She's since gained five pounds. This season, Ali was told by casting directors that her legs were too fat. The chart of Ali's career? More pounds=less work. And she's not even 18. It's infuriating. [WSJ]