models get a lot of crap. it's easy to look at what they do and feel like there's nothing to it, i mean, how hard can strutting down a runway be, right? and with shows like ANTM (or the superabundance of reality model megalomania) i often find i have little empathy for the woes of these walking clothes racks. buuuut, after the fall seen around the world at prada's show this year, i started investigating, and have compiled some pretty ridiculous things these pretty pennies have had to walk the runway in. i'll tell you- i'm not sure i'd want to put myself in their shoes- literally!
my next point, how are they expected to keep it together when they can't even see?!
images all from Maison Martin Margiela's spring 2009 collection, courtesy of nymag.com
the respect level just keeps getting higher and higher...