Fashion: The Bones Have Names

The high-fashion model is a slave to the camera, a good set of bones to the photographer, another 10% to the agent, a size 8-10 to the designer and, to herself, landlord over priceless property. She is undernourished (a pallid cheek is a cosmetic's best background), underweight (at an average height of 5 ft. 8 in., she weighs an average 112 Ibs., so that flesh does not detract from fabric cut), and overpaid (no less than $25 an hour, as much as $120). Her working life is short—at 30 she may drop overnight...

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