Rosemary Mac Cabe

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Is this high fashion?

This pic of Hanne Gaby Odiele has done the rounds in a serious way since fashion week – apparently we’re meant to admire Hanne’s “killer” personal style and her “enviable” pins, and ignore the fact that she looks like a …

Tue, Apr 17, 2012, 07:30

   

This pic of Hanne Gaby Odiele has done the rounds in a serious way since fashion week – apparently we’re meant to admire Hanne’s “killer” personal style and her “enviable” pins, and ignore the fact that she looks like a child dressed up in her mother’s sportswear.

I could write platitudes about how fashion needs to take some steps to show women who are women – and, in saying that, I’m not attempting to bash women who are naturally skinny – and stop promoting a body image that is, for 99 per cent of us, unattainable, not to mention harmful in and of itself. But I shall resist the urge and open it up to the floor: do these pictures say “fashion” to you? What do they say?