11/27/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Death Of Size Zero?

It's a nice thought. The Times of London announced the end of super-skinny models.

At last, slowly and from within, it seems fashion is falling back in love with the things that make women truly beautiful: confidence, sex appeal, health. They're lauding the ample, sexy behind of Joan, Mad Men's smoking-hot secretary, and beginning to reject the boniness of eastern European skinny-minnies. Could it be that, finally, we can put those two incendiary little words, "size" and "zero", behind us...and that [model Daisy] Lowe and her softly cut ilk are the poster girls for a new aesthetic of womanliness and personality that lies ahead? While catwalk girls will always be thin, there has been a bit more bounce lately in the bottoms and flesh on the bones that walk in London, Paris, New York and Milan.

It's been in the air for a while. The real titans, the ones who kept their lips buttoned when the size-zero debate raged, have also begun to speak out. Kate Moss was overheard saying how sexy Lowe and the shapely girls sporting hundred-quid frillies looked at the recent AP perfume launch.

However, September's New York Fashion Week provided evidence to the contrary. See these images of the super skinny models still coming down runways.

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