Size Zero: My Life as a Disappearing Model

Paperback

Main Details

Title Size Zero: My Life as a Disappearing Model
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Victoire Dauxerre
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback
Pages:256
Dimensions(mm): Height 216,Width 135
CategoriesMemoirs
Coping with eating disorders
ISBN 9780008220495
ClassificationsDewey:746.92092
Audience
General

Publishing Details

Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint William Collins
Publication Date 9 February 2017
NZ Release Date 9 February 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom

Description

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 Valerie Peronnet.

Author Biography

Victoire Dauxerre was born in Paris in 1992. She is currently studying Drama in London and training to be an actress.

Reviews

`What makes Size Zero unique and persuasive is that it is a highly intelligent girl's dark snapshot of the reality of this modern fairy-tale. What is unusual is how, bravely, Dauxerre names names - even the big ones' Sunday Times`It is rare for someone to blow the whistle so spectacularly as Dauxerre. Hers is a salutary tale of abuse in plain sight. Hopefully her book will be a force for good' Evening Standard`A poignant book' Elle`This book has an important purpose' Times