The Models Are Hungry at Halston

A model poses at the Halston presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at MoMA on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images North America)
Recently relaunched Halston was the label favored by It-Girls of the 70's; fashion icons Anjelica Huston and Bianca Jagger sported Halston frocks when they hit up NYC hot spots.  The line, now under the direction of original Versace co-designer Marco Zanini, had an interesting showcase at this year's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.   Instead of a runway show, models lounged on sofas wearing signature Halston designs in very current colors. 

A model poses at the Halston presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at MoMA on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images North America)
While many of the gowns were beautiful, the lack of movement made the models' unhealthiness all the more apparent.  There's no way around it: these girls are emaciated.  There is something very wrong with the fashion industry.  I'm not asking for a plus-sized brigade, but really--there need to be boundaries.  I'm almost worried this girl is going to chow down on her handbag.
A model poses at the Halston presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at MoMA on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images North America)
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