Fashion's Dirty Laundry: Ralph Lauren

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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Who sells clothes better: thin models or freakishly emaciated ones?It might seem like an easy question but some magazine editors and clothing designers still seem to be struggling with the answer even after recent backlash against ultra-skinny models. The latest culprit to garner fat criticism from its skinny ads is Ralph Lauren (RL) which took off in the 1980s with basics like the knit polo shirt chinos and oxford button-downs.The Ralph Lauren skinny scandal which erupted in late September is especially egregious since the designer's marketing department didn't stop at just featuring an anorexic model in its ad. It ...

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