Victoria's Secret Models on Designers' Catwalks: Yay or Boo?

05 March 2010

Last week when we broke the news that Miuccia Prada had cast the Victoria's Secret models for her AW10 collection we did so with much excitement. On Wednesday, we broke out the fanfares again when we heard Giles Deacon was following suit, borrowing Izabel Goulart, Karolina Kurkova and Alessandra Ambrosio, for his Paris show.

‘Another victory for curvaceous women’ we cheered… Well, how quickly Grazia Daily readers put us in our place. According to your incensed comments it’s not women’s liberating, but objectification: lad’s mag culture infiltrating high fashion. And we shouldn’t be supporting it.

But it’s not like Giles paraded the ladies in their scanties. They were clad in his prim secretary skirts, belted shifty dresses in a subdued camel beige and egg yolk yellow palette (even the skimpier slips dresses were elegant).

Last year Balenciaga started this trend, by tossing Miranda Kerr into the size zero model mix at their SS10 show (granted she is one of the slimmer Secret girls, but looked positively voluptuous in comparison to the normal catwalk fare).

With the size zero debate still going strong, we predict Giles won’t be the last designer to recruit the Victoria Secret beauties.

After our initial enthusiasm, we took your opinions on board and, to be honest are still sitting on the fence on this one… So we re-open the forum to Grazia Daily readers. Three cheers for curvy or reserve for page three? You tell us?

- Amy Molloy


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