It's fashion week, and who better to talk about what goes on behind the scenes than superstar supermodel, Carol Alt?
While she doesn't get involved much in the fashion side of things these days, Carol offers an interesting perspective on how this trend has changed over the years... and how it's stayed the same.
Carol began to get involved in fashion week just when the shows were starting to get really big and garner attention. In fact, she was one of the first high fashion models to do the shows, instead of the designers just using in-house models.
Now, of course, fashion week is a huge production, attracting celebrities and paparazzi alike.
One concern surrounding fashion models in general, is how incredibly slim they all seem to be.
While many designers have tried to move towards more "normal" looking models, many of the girls are still very, very thin.
As unfair as it might seem, some women are naturally thin. While Carol herself had to work really hard to get into a size two dress, she recalls that Kate Moss did so effortlessly.
So, are these girls and young women eating? Or are they drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes to keep that skinny figure?
As Carol says, when you're young, you don't think about nutrition. You don't think about what's going to happen when you turn 30, 40 or 50 in terms of your health.
You just do what you have to do to fit into a size 0 dress.
So yes, there are most likely some very unhealthy habits taking place. One model actually fainted on the runway because she was so hungry.
And, when designers hire a very skinny girl, it sets a precedent for the other girls that didn't get the job to want to get to that standard.
But, as Carol points out, there is no reason for anyone to be unhealthy -- even runway models. We know so much more than we did even 10 years ago in regards to healthy eating and nutrition.
The trick is changing perspective.
Tune in as Carol joins Lisa to share more about her experience with fashion week over the years, as well as some of the behind-the-scenes goings on.