|elite paris via models.com|
Now we are willing to concede that the lighting, pose and direction could all be contributing factors, making the model in question look thinner than she or he actually is.
But that’s kind of the point here. Images such as this are not just candid shots. They are created, manipulated and used by industry power players to promote their talent.
This image of Saner was published by influential modelling industry website models.com on October 13, under the site’s “Top 10 Newcomer” series for the Spring/Summer 2011 show season. Notes MDC:
“With a show run that spanned Gucci, Fendi, Chanel, Lanvin, Givenchy, Vuitton and the opening slot of Valentino Julia was the girl model watchers were buzzing about in Paris. Now that the booking sweepstakes have turned from shows to editorials and campaigns expect Julia to be one of those must-book girls on all those call sheets”.
The shot appears to come straight off Saner's portfolio on the website of Elite Paris.
Coincidentally, two years ago, Elite’s New York division was responsible for publishing these shocking images of a young American model, which prompted quite some international commentary.
Approximately four comments on the models.com post note how alarmingly thin Saner looks.
Another 30 applaud her look, with some noting her “killer” and “to die for” body.
The post has so far been “liked” by 157 people on Facebook.