Alexandra Shulman, the previous editor of British Vogue, is being criticised by members of the style business for calling 50-year-old mannequin Helena Christensen Ã¢â‚¬Ëœtoo outdatedÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ to put on a strapless bustier.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We’d wish to assume that 70 is the brand new 40 and 50 the brand new 30 however our garments know the true story,Ã¢â‚¬Â wrote the 61-year-old journalist and creator, who was on the helm of the style publication for 25 years.
Shulman made the controversial judgment name in her Mail on Sunday column, in an opinion piece entitled, Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sorry Helena Christensen, you might be too outdated to put on thatÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Shulman questions why Ã¢â‚¬Å“stylishly understatedÃ¢â‚¬Â Christensen wore a Ã¢â‚¬Å“cheesy, black lace bustierÃ¢â‚¬Â for fellow mannequin Gigi HadidÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 24th birthday celebration.
The piece additionally displays on the notion of older girlsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s our bodies as Ã¢â‚¬Å“disturbingÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“When girlsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s our bodies not serve any child-bearing goal, we discover flaunting them disturbing and barely tragic. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t declare that that is truthful. However itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s true.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The supermodel seems to have not directly responded to ShulmanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s feedback on her Instagram account, posting a photograph of herself carrying the highest and asking girls to Ã¢â‚¬Å“proceed to raise and assist one anotherÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Vogue business names together with fellow supermodels Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista have since rushed to ChristensenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s defence within the feedback part beneath the submit.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“She has no proper or claims to be writing such a ridiculous article,Ã¢â‚¬Â wrote Campbell. Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve recognized you 30 years and no matter you put on, you put on it nicely with class and dignity!!Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“She needs to be ashamed of herself. You’re a goddess,Ã¢â‚¬Â added Evangelista.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“You’re BEAUTIFUL in and out,Ã¢â‚¬Â wrote present British Vogue editor Edward Enniful.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“U at all times do, my lovely pal,Ã¢â‚¬Â wrote actor Julianne Moore.
Clothier Roger Loayza additionally took to Instagram to say he was Ã¢â‚¬Å“disenchantedÃ¢â‚¬Â by Alexandra ShulmanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s column.
Yahoo UK has contacted Shulman for remark.