[NSFW] Karlie Kloss' Ribs Photoshopped Out of Fashion Pic; Uproar Ensues

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But Numéro made it look like this:

Why would they do such a thing? Of all the commentary we've seen, we think the blog Jezebel chiseled out some truth with this:
Most consumers seem to accept the idea that models are skinny. But they don't like to be confronted with images that show the consequences of being that skinny in a realistic way. They want the bones airbrushed out. It lets them off the hook. And it lets the magazine, one of the clients who is instrumental in setting the standards that models must embody, off the hook, too. In this way, clients get to continue demanding unreasonably skinny models and zero bodily diversity. And they get to Photoshop out any bones that might offend (or remind consumers of the toll this narrow standard can take on young girls' bodies).
Kloss is no stranger to RFT, mind you, because we profiled her in 2008 and she just won Best Local Girl Made Good in our Best of St. Louis 2012 issue. In fact, we memorialized her win with a wispy little poem:
Even this haiku

is thicker through the middle

than model Karlie
Of course, we don't pretend to know a thing about her health and why she's so skinny. We do, however, wish her health and happiness, whatever the case may be. 

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