Victoria Beckham is under fire for using a ‘skeletal’ model to promote her glasses range.
The 43-year-old was criticised for sending a ‘dangerous and unrealistic’ message to young women by using a model with the waist size of a seven-year-old girl.
The designer shared a selection of images from her Spring/Summer 2018 eyewear range on Instagram. In the photographs, Lithuanian model Giedre Dukauskaite, 29, is shown looking thin in a baggy satin beige top and pink trousers as she promotes the specs. Alongside the pictures, the former Spice Girl wrote: ‘Back to work! Start the year with new frames from the Spring Summer 2018 #VBEyewear collection inspired by 1970s retro classics and updated for a feathery-light, fresh and modern look.’
Back to work! Start the year with new frames from the Spring Summer 2018 #VBEyewear collection inspired by 1970s retro classics and updated for a feathery-light, fresh and modern look. Available at victoriabeckham.com and 36 Dover Street, London now. #VBSS18 #VBDoverSt
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But outraged parents claimed they did not even see the glasses because the model – who has a waist size of 24in – looked ‘sickly skinny’. ‘This image is exactly why my already tiny daughter thinks she needs to eat less,’ wrote one user, while another added: ‘[I] didn’t even notice the glasses. Beckham should be ashamed promoting eating disorders.’
In 2015, eating disorder charities slammed the designer for using such thin models at New York Fashion Week. A representative for Mrs Beckham has been approached for comment.
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