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jociandi

He has right. Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer were smaller than these girls? I don’t think so, but we had thought: they were the most beautiful women in the world in those years. These models look healthy.
Unfortunetely, he won’t have any followers. :(

ainsleigh

he used only 3 plus-sized models along w/ regular sized models…I think it was an admirable and important move on his part. Plus the show’s opening model is absolutely gorgeous, plus-sized or not

If that girl in front is the “plus-sized model,” then at a size 4, I am an absolute whale. Lame publicity stunt with no lasting positive impact, I say.

Jody

Small steps, Lori. The modeling industry will not be reformed in one day and I think this guy knows that. Small steps in the right direction will help his stance better than let’s say, going from size 0 to size 8.

sasha

agree, blatant publicity stunt.
more importantly, he embarassed that poor girl by having her wear a dress clearly intended for someone a lot smaller.
i think some people dont want to face the truth. clothes look better on those uber skinny girls – they just hang better.

Sherlyn

A good designer would be someone who can designs clothes that makes EVERYONE pretty. If a dress doesnt look good on plus or regular person, then he/she should NOT be considered a designer.

Laconia

Is this what everyone believes plus size is? If so, then the world has become a sad place.

Ade

Yes, that picture is from his show. The girl in front is one of the ‘plus-size’ models (UK size 12), the other two were a size 12/14, and a size 14. I think it’s great he’s trying to show his clothes on more normal-sized women, though I do wonder at 12/14 being called ‘plus-size’ (the average UK woman’s dress size is 16, after all).

the ‘plus’ size girls are really just normal size. and the clothes look great on them.

Karina

I am just happy to see women of all sizes finally gracing the cat walk. I had heard of such rumors but did not believe them. I personally am encouraged… I get told that I should model but when I looked into it (trust me I have done my research and my fair share of auditions) I am often times told that I need to loose weight. Frustrating since I am just a very curvy size 4, 5’10” young lady. But I am happy to see such a small “improvement” in the fashion industry.

jody stephens

I think it’s great and it’s about time. I as a parent spend time educating my girls on healthly eating, not starvation. I think it’s important that they, and the world see that emaciated bodies are not normal or attractive. It’s time to stop glorifying women who starve themselves to be an unhealthy single digit size.

Sherry

I was so encouraged to read this post…until I scrolled down to look at the picture. I was convinced it must have been the wrong one… these were “plus-size” models?! It’s pretty ridiculous in the first place that plus-size is defined as a size 8, but there is no way that any of these girls are a size 8. As a former victim of a severe eating disorder, this makes me want to throw up. If I weren’t happy with my current size 4 body, this would seriously throw me back off the wagon. No wonder young girls have such… Read more »

Mushroom Moon

Wow.. I could be a plus size model. I’m a size 4! Hooray!
The intelligent idea is to go to school and get a degree so you can design the clothing.. not starve yourself to advertise it.

No matter who wears these women’s dresses, they are designed with smaller women in mind. The fundamental component here, is that it drew attention to Mark Fast’s women’s dresses.

Lindsey

I thought the whole point of having thin models was to make the clothes “hang” off the model as if they were on a walking clothes hanger…not to distract the onlooker by a body that is “normal” or “plus size”. Having thin models is for the purpose of having no womanly distractions that take away from the clothes being shown….people don’t realize that & want to make a big deal about models & their weight because of what it portrays to young girls. So maybe we should have plus sized mannequins? Because they portray unrealistic body type, as well. Or… Read more »

@Lindsey: I understand where you’re coming from, in high school I was a size 0-2 and used to get harassed all the time, but it makes me wonder, if the models are supposed to be like coat-hangers then why have clothes on ppl at all? Why not just hang them on hangers? Even regular-sized girls want to wear designer clothes, but they’re often not cut to fit them. I think that’s what Mark Fast was trying to convey, that his clothes could be worn by all different sizes, not just super-thin girls.

Jen

That’s a plus sized model??? She looks like a 4 or a 6…hardly plus sized…more like normal sized.

I agree with Jen, that he may have just been trying to show his designs were unconvtional and as a result he has now got the wrong type of press. Womens clothing attracts more stories than mens, and he surely misjudged the sensitivities to the zero size dresses.

Alyssa

I think the argument for thin models as coat hangers is a valid one, that the clothes do hang better on these women, but I think that the opposite can also be true. In my opinion, women of model-like proportions cannot wear some styles with chunky fabrics, or very structured or curve enhancing shapes. Just as many designer styles look better hanging on a slender woman, some styles look better with the support of a filled-out woman underneath. I’ve seen slender women walking around in thick corduroys and woolen coats, and it looks like they’re wearing upholstery fabric. Similarly, curvier… Read more »

I totally agree with Sherlyn’s word that “A good designer would be someone who can designs clothes that makes EVERYONE pretty. If a dress doesn’t look good on plus or regular person, then he/she should NOT be considered a designer.” I think this post will definitely helpful for the designers as well as readers like me. Thanks a lot for sharing. Keep blogging.

Jennifer

I love your clothes. But they don’t fit me. Especially now. Because for some reason, the 3 medications I now have to take that I will not be able to live without, I have gone from a size 10 to a size 20 in 10 years. I am not sure what I am going to do. It makes me very upset. There is basically no way to lose weight on these medications, at least not all the way back down to a size 10. I saw your Daisy Lace Dress, the model is 5’9″ like me, and she is a… Read more »