Filippa was the victim of Ralph Laurens overzealous Photoshop staff. They were given a mandate to make Filippa look like a cardboard cutout because THAT is the image they want to portray. Because THAT is what they think sells their product.
To make matters worse, RL then FIRED Filippa for being... wait for it.... TOO FAT.
If that 120 pound, five foot ten 'twig' is FAT, then there's no hope for me... I am gargantuan by comparison. I have worn RL in the past but who could possibly fit THOSE clothes?
RL did suffer a bit from the media backlash. They issued statements and withdrew the picture but not before I saw it.
As a result they have officially joined my "Companies in Cahoots With the Devil" list. I'm throwing out all of my RL products. Except my decorative throw blanket, I like that. And my cotton sheet and pillowcase sets... they were expensive... and my plaid sweater, it's really warm... or my jacket... it goes nicely with my cords... and my jeans... they fit so well, but everything else... IS GOING!