Well she’s not now. Don’t get your Calvin Klein’s in a bunch, it’s not like anyone is calling K. Mo. fat. (Hmm… K.Mo. Yeah, okay, I can see why that never caught on.) But in today’s game of anorexic roulette, the Waif herself comes out looking rather… normal.
Take Kate in the ’90s. Not even any visible ribs! And real breasts!! And yet every major publication hailed her as the malnourished poster child for Heroin Chic.
And who can forget her famous CK undies ad? Sure, you can see her hip bones. And her thighs probably wouldn’t touch if she put her foot down. (What exactly is she doing there? Checking for plantar warts?) But her arms have meat on them and you can’t count the sinews in her knees.
Then there is this magazine cover – beautiful in the simple way that she made famous – from 2001 (as far as I can tell). No model these days would go out with those collar bones! Where is the pop? The shoulder nub? Her cheeks even lack their signature sunken appearance (probably because she is, for once, posing with her mouth closed).
Even today, as evidenced by her current reign as October’s Vogue cover girl, she’s thin but, admit it, looks kinda normal – at least by media standards.
See, Kate just isn’t serious enough about continuing this Auschwitz chic that she started. If she were, she’d be doing the “banana bag” diet which is neither as porny nor as healthy as it sounds. The awkward moniker comes from the yellow color of the fluid in the IV bags. The fluid that starlets are mainline-ing in an effort to get their vital nutrients without the calories.
According to the Daily Mail, “Designed as IV drips for alcoholic patients in hospitals (who are undernourished from drinking more than they eat), this yellow-coloured liquid is being snapped up by those who opt out of eating in order to fit into their Kova & T Latex leggings.”
Why would anyone feel the need to be so skinny that they would choose to get their multivitamin via a saline drip? Because they’re competing with this:
Like I said, remember when Kate Moss was skinny?