CL: Designers draw for a model who’s 7 feet, and even Barbie isn’t that tall. For
the Academy Awards, I went to all the designers and said, sketch me something
that looks like a woman, 5 or 6 feet high. I want to see what the dress is
going to look like on someone who’s got a body that exists on Earth, not Mars.
Because that body doesn’t exist. It’s a trap, and an evil evil mindfuck for
women. I did not want to participate in it. I said, if we’re going to play a
game, let’s play together.
Shalom Harlow reading for Gianni Versace Collezione Uomo A/W 1996/97. Photographer: Bruce Weber.
Harlow (born 1973) is a Canadian model and actress. She has appeared on numerous magazine covers, editorials, and top runway shows, and appeared in movies and co-hosted MTV’s House of Style with fellow supermodel Amber Valletta.