Models Eat During Fashion Week, Too

David Chiang documents his wardrobe changes and his meals during Men's Fashion Week in Europe

Fashion Week: four weeks, four cities, about 20,000 wardrobe changes, and the click-clacks of a million heels strutting their stuff.

With less than a month until Fall/Winter 2013 fashion week kicks off in New York, The Cut caught up with male model David Chiang while he was on the road doing Spring Ready-to-Wear in Milan and Paris.

Between castings, fittings, and actually walking the catwalk, the male model ate like a madman. The issue of weight and eating disorders in the fashion industry is still ever-present, so this is refreshing in light of the constant hype. Chiang ate gelato and pizza in Milan, indulged in McDonald’s, and ate pastries, sweet breads, and cakes in Paris. How geographically fitting! 

Back in September, model Samantha Xu ate her way through fashion week as well, with tons of fruit, veggies, soup, coconut water, and soy milk — a solid diet. With a healthy appetite, models like Xu are sure to fall in the CFDA’s Health Initiative Guidelines for this season.


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