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With the trend leaning towards taller girls I can only imagine the norm for runway height being 6'0 or more within the next few years. Especially when people realize there is a major over saturation of girls who don't really have what it takes, and only a several hundred or so girls are destined for promising careers.
I actually think there was more of a trend toward taller girls in the early-mid 2000s.
You had giants like Michelle Buswell, Tiiu, Hana S, Diana Gšrtner, Jade Parfitt, Erin O'Connor, Oluchi, Adina Fohlin and Jaquetta Wheeler waltzing around.
Taking into account there were less girls overall I think the percentage of taller girls was greater and you had designers who were happy using them consistently like Tom Ford, Galliano and Gaultier.
Right now there are not too many who are taller than 6 foot against those who aren't but I like the fact that the tall girls are still getting booked.
I think the tallest one now, who is getting runway work at least, is Marikka.

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I agree. I think people keep saying Karlie is taller than she is because they can't accept that models compared next to her are that short. Barbara looks 5'7" and Juliana 5'9"

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Well I'm guilty of it, I used to say Irina K was 6'2" and actually believed it until she herself told me she was 6'.
I've seen people say things like "Kirsi is rumoured to be 6'3"
And then it all starts......Kirsi becomes 6'3" which means so does Frida Gustavsson because we all know they're the same height...and on and on it goes.

Barbara is no taller than 5'7" and Juliana I'd say is 'around' 5'9" although I believe she's 5'9.5" because I know she's only a few cm shorter than Daria Strokous (definitely not 2 inches) difference.

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You'd think that with Kate Moss breaking down barriers & showing that girls not meeting the "height requirement" didn't mean she couldn't (figuratively) stand shoulder to shoulder with the tall girls. In the process carving out an ENVIABLE career & becoming an ICON

Personally, I think the industry should be a little more inclusive towards some of these girls as most these shorties are some of the MOST stunning & interesting looking girls currently out there & editorially can be are real powerhouses

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You'd think that with Kate Moss breaking down barriers & showing that girls not meeting the "height requirement" didn't mean she couldn't (figuratively) stand shoulder to shoulder with the tall girls. In the process carving out an ENVIABLE career & becoming an ICON

Personally, I think the industry should be a little more inclusive towards some of these girls as most these shorties are some of the MOST stunning & interesting looking girls currently out there & editorially can be are real powerhouses
Kate is one of a kind.

Agreed. Although I think there's something quite special about the shorter girls compared to models 5'9"-5'11" etc which is the height bracket that MOST of the models fit into, and that's that the shorter models that are out there are successful.
If you think about the number of girls who are under 5'8", there are so few and the ones that there are, have pretty solid careers which I don't doubt has something to do with the fact that they are unique.
Look at Bianca Balti, Cara D, Laetitia Casta, Sasha Pivovarova and Barbara....all shorties with significantly successful careers.

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Loulou and Cara 5'7 !



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You were talking a little about your height, not thinking that you were going to do shows, do you think right now it’s easier for a model who is shorter to get her foot in the door?

KRISTINE: I actually think so, though when I go to castings they always tell me I’m too short, so I guess the height is actually pretty important for the industry but maybe they’ll make an exception. I mean, Kate Moss she’s not that tall and she got very far!

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I’m about 5’7”, which is really small compared to the other girls. When they have castings for the shows, I feel like E.T. because I’m very different. My body is different. My face is different. My body is very small—when I try on clothes, they fall off… It can be very difficult for me, sometimes, when you’re doing castings all day, every day, by the end of the day, you feel less confident. Even though Inez has given me a lot of confidence, I’m still not that confident. I know that people think I’m beautiful, but when I look at my face, I’m not very nice to myself. I think a lot of women are like that. When I see other girls, I always think that they’re better than me. Maybe one day I'll be super confident, but in the meantime, no. I always appreciated my eyebrows, though.

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I feel for girls who are under the 5'7" mark, like Kristine. Instantly, you are noticeable less bookable to allllll the other girls there. It must be weird to be a room full of girls 5'10" and up while you are like 4-6 inches shorter than everyone in there. I think its not realistic to expect to have a good runway career while being short. But I think its possible to have a good print career, if you can build up the hype without the same type of exposure girls get from the runway.


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.....I think its not realistic to expect to have a good runway career while being short. But I think its possible to have a good print career, if you can build up the hype without the same type of exposure girls get from the runway.
I like that. I agree..
It is not realistic, which is why I think the shorties that there are, are infact so successful. Their 'disadvantage' if you will, is exploited and it, at least in my opinion, gives them much more appeal.
Would Kate Moss be as successful as she is if she was 5'9" or 5'10"?
I honestly don't think so. I think that her shorter height has contributed significantly to her success.

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You can be short, you just don't have to look it. I mean if you stand next to a tall girl, it's evident, but I mean in most other settings. Like Cara in that LV runway pic - she's got shapely legs, she's proportionate and she has a presence on the runway. Honestly, didn't your eyes go straight to Cara in that pic and you kind of ignored Loulou? I know I did.

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^ Definitely. And I think Cara is a great example of that.
Models like Kate and Nina Brosh though who was another shorty, they had the longer torso with the shorter, curvier legs and it made their proportions 'look' smaller.
Laetitia and Bianca Balti are a bit like that too.

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Bianca is not like that, she has long legs and good proportions. She looks short only when she stands next to other models

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Cindy looks giant next to Anais Mali & Malaika Firth!

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