Are Gap’s new “skinny” mannequins too extreme?

Photo: Alice Taylor- London

Photo : Hillary Moss Huffington Post -NYC


The web is a buzz today with photos of the new “Always Skinny” mannequins being displayed in Gap’s stores in London and the US. The extreme tiny legs are even more offset by their over sized chests. The mannequins measurements are said to be a16 inch waist and a thigh circumference of 4 inches.

Do you think this is setting a bad example and too much pressure on women and girls? Would this change your mind about shopping at Gap?



What do you think of the new super skinny mannequins? Come join the discussion here.



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August 12th, 2011 at 3:59 am

Well, it certainly isn’t the best way to model a realistic expectation of how their clothes would fit real people, is it? It might seem like a silly thing, worrying about the size of mannequins, but it does underscore the pervasive pressures and assumptions within the fashion industry that their customers should be–or WANT to be–skinny, skinny, skinny!

Yeah…I don’t like it.

August 12th, 2011 at 9:17 am


I completely agree I think they are sending a message that is unhealthy most women would have to starve themselves to look like that. My daughter loves the GAP but I don’t want her thinking that is how she should look. Hopefully GAP will rethink the Always Skinny campaign and pull the mannequins.

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