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The fashion industry is tarnish for it’s heavy-handed use of digital manipulation software, and has fallen under denigration for introducing ‘false images’ into the mainstream and passing them off as real. Industry big-wigs are continually blamed for intentionally misleading consumers by creating false impressions with their products, and more severely, for perpetuating unhealthy body images by ‘slimming down’ their models and concealing their imperfections.
In the last two years alone, magazines and designers alike have come under fire for this exact offense. The most recent breach has been the Crystal Renn argument. Renn is currently the most sought after plus-sized model in the industry; she famously battled anorexia before taking control of her health and speaking out against the unhealthy expectations of models in fashion and the practices that perpetuated her bad choices.
Earlier this year, Renn posed for a Fashion for Passion spread in French Vogue shot by photographer Nicholas Routzen. When the photos were released, however, Renn appeared to be a slender size 2 instead of the voluptuous size 10 that she has become known for.