27 September, 2007


As Milan fashion week begins, fashion brand Nolita has released an advertisement depicting a naked anorexic woman to highlight the effects of the illness. Written above the photo of the woman are the words: “No Anorexia”.

The photograph was shot by the controversial Italian photographer Oliviero Toscani, who in 1992 photographed a man dying of AIDS for a campaign for clothing group Benetton. Toscani’s aim was “to use that naked body to show everyone the reality of this illness, caused in most cases by the stereotypes imposed by the world of fashion”, Flash&Partners said in a statement.

Isabelle Caro, the French woman who appears in the photo, has been anorexic for 15 years, weighs 31 kg and suffers from the skin disease psoriasis. “I hid myself and covered myself up for too long,” she told Vanity Fair magazine in an interview to be published on Wednesday."Now I want to show myself without fear even though I know my body is repugnant.” Read more>>

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