Fern Mallis Thinks This Season’s Models ‘Weren’t Beanpoles’

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Models walking in Alexander Wang, Yigal Azrouël, and Zac Posen. Photo: Imaxtree

Fashion Week godmother and IMG vice-president Fern Mallis did not attend the CFDA's panel discussion on the fashion industry and body image the day before Fashion Week. "I was here at the Tents, but I haven't seen so many scary-looking girls this time," she told us at the Naeem Khan show yesterday. "I was just at a show sitting with the husband of a designer who said a girl came in for a fitting and her legs looked like poles, and they said, 'No.' It was great at Calvin's show to see some of the old girls back, like Stella Tennant and Kristen McMenamy, and Michael Kors had Frankie Rayder. They're gorgeous girls. They weren't beanpoles, they're still gorgeous."