What models eat to stay super slim? The answer is tissues according to shocking revelations made by Kirstie Clements, who was fired from her job as editor-in-chief of Vogue Australia last year.
Clements has released a book, in which she has exposed the dark side of the fashion publishing industry. The Vogue Factor ‘, talks about disturbing methods fashion models use to maintain their shape – from starving models on IV drips to photoshopping models to “get rid of bones” and make them appear healthier.
“You know how you read interviews where models insist that they eat a lot? Not true,” says Kirstie Clements, who edited Vogue Australia for 13 years. “The only way they can get that thin is to stop eating. They eat tissue paper to stave off the hunger pangs – literally ball it up and eat it.” It’s one of several startling claims in The Vogue Factor, a book that Clements has written about the industry she knows from the inside, and it’s not even the most shocking.
Clements’ sudden departure from Vogue last year, after 10 years of leading the magazine, was part of a “cultural change” at the company. She was replaced by former Harper’s Bazaar editor Edwina McCann.