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Stella McCartney Says Strong Women Aren't Attractive?

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Backstage after her SS15 show on Monday, Stella McCartney told The Guardian that the collection celebrated a woman's fragility because strong women are really just too much these days. "Strength on its own in a woman is quite abrasive and not terribly attractive all the time," McCartney said. "This collection is really celebrating the gentle side."

One day later, McCartney faced criticism from fans over an Instagram post that featured model JiHye Park looking incredibly thin. The brand later deleted the post and added another, more healthy-looking shot in its place of model Malaika Firth in the same clothes. The company then issued an apology over the original Instagram: "We should have been more mindful," the statement reads. "It was a quick snap done backstage that was misleading. We listened to our followers and we took it down and replaced it. We can only apologize if we offended anyone." The brand has yet to address McCartney's comments made after her show.
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