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Size Zero: My Life as a Disappearing Model

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A memoir of a brief career as a top model - and the brutally honest account of what goes on behind the scenes in a fascinating, closed industry.

Scouted in the street when she is 17, Victoire Dauxerre’s story started like a teenager’s dream: within months she was on the catwalks of New York’s major fashion shows, and part of the most select circle of in-demand supermodels in the world.

But when fashion executives and photographers began to pressure her about her weight, forcing her to become ever thinner, Victoire’s fantasy came at a cost. Food was now her enemy, and soon, living on only three apples a day and Diet Coke galore, Victoire became anorexic.

An unflinching, painful expose of the uglier face of fashion, her testimony is a shocking example of how our culture’s mechanisms of anorexia and bulimia can push a young woman to the point of suicide. It is the story of a survivor whose fight against poisonous illness and body image shows us how to take courage and embrace life.

Written with Valérie Péronnet.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008220488
  • ISBN 10: 0008220484
  • Imprint: William Collins
  • On Sale: 02/09/2017
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price: 32.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • BISAC2: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BISAC3: CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Fashion
  • BISAC4: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Fashion & Textile Industry
  • BISAC5: SELF-HELP / Fashion & Style

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