TOO THIN TO BE IN
Editor: I was both shocked and disappointed by the sketch that accompanied your (Feb. 23) article on fashion designer Nicole Miller. The female figures in the sketch were practically skeletons, more reminiscent of cadavers or anorexics than living, breathing, healthy women.
I hope that in the future you will be more conscious of the images of female "beauty" that you use in your features. Images send strong cultural messages. The message that the sketch sends (so aptly summarized by Ms. Miller's quotation) is that the models in the sketch look like they are hip and having fun, that their physical condition is both desirable and acceptable. It is neither. If being hip and having fun means looking like a concentration camp victim, I think we'd all be better off looking stuffy and dull.