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Toasted by an assortment of Doonan's pool of glamorously eccentric friends, including John Waters, Iman, Lynn Yaeger, Michael Musto, Mickey Boardman of Paper magazine, Suzanne Bartsch and Isabel and Ruben Toledo, Doonan, who wore a trim gray suit jacket by Moschino with the words "Good Taste Doesn't Exist" embroidered on the backside, proclaimed an end to the overdone tabloid sense of style as exemplified by Paris and Britney.

"The goal is really to say no to ‘ho, and yes to eccentric glamour," said Doonan in between air kisses and photographs. "It's about saddling the porno trend. The slut trend is so ubiquitous and so huge, that people don't even see it anymore. Dressing like an eighties porn star is like the norm now for women who have a makeover."

Instead, Doonan proposes in his book, which is a humorous take on the "how-to" style guide genre, the trick is to take cues from unconventional style icons who have learned to embrace their own individual style.

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"What does that mean? They are going to be washed up and on the scrap heap, which actually does happen as soon as they start to develop breast and hips. It is ridiculous."

Marie Claire editor Jackie Frank said it was time publishers and fashion companies took a stand and lifted the minimum age of models to 16.

After initially standing by its decision on Jagaciak, fashion week Organizers on Friday backed down after industry pressure.

"Effective immediately both male and female models participating in AFW (Australian Fashion Week) will need to be at least 16 years of age and must be represented by a reputable model agency," organizer Simon Lock said in a statement.

(Reporting by James Grubel; Editing by David Fogarty)