In a timely feature, VICE takes a look at the mental and physical trauma plaguing today's models in "Starving For Fashion." In the article, former model Meredith Hattam recounts her struggle with starvation, and discusses how the oft unstable, unregulated modeling industry promotes self-harm.
This week in New York, hundreds of young girls will the runway for fashion week, the modeling world's holiest and most competitive grail. Although participating in New York Fashion Week sounds glamorous, the lifestyle that many of these girls engage in--never sleeping, never eating, traveling endlessly, and constantly being judged and objectified-- can serve as a catalyst for poor mental health.
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