Posts tagged "plus size models"

Christian Siriano Has Grim Thoughts On Casting Plus-Size Models In Fashion Shows

“People say that designers don’t design for ‘real women,’ and I hate that. Why wouldn’t every designer want as many customers as possible? I think [the reality of casting plus-size…

Claire Hannum | July 26, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Meet 6 Superstar Models, The Faces Of Plus-Size Fashion

Say the word “supermodel” and one immediately thinks of women like Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Iman, etc. But with the broadening body- acceptance movement and the increase of…

Refinery 29 | December 7, 2012 - 2:10 pm

Facts About America’s Warped Body Ideals Are “Controversial” Somehow

Naked models usually gets mouths flapping. But the real reason people are gabbing about a photo spread in Plus Model Magazine is because each picture of plus-size model Katya Zharkova…

Jessica Wakeman | January 11, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Soapbox: Plus-Size Model Crystal Renn Is Thinner Now — So What?

No matter that in the real world women come in a bevy of shapes and sizes, in the model world, you’re either “regular” or “plus-size.” And for the past several…

Julie Gerstein | September 29, 2011 - 11:00 am

Real Women Are More Interesting Than Teenagers, Says Vogue Editor

“When they changed from the supermodel to the skinny girl, I remember Eva Herzigova was not working, and Cindy Crawford, all these girls they were working less and less. And…

Julie Gerstein | June 7, 2011 - 2:40 pm

Do These Women Look Like Plus-Size Models To You?

Meet the new faces of “plus-sized” modeling. This week Ford Modeling Agency unveiled Ford+ Models, its new division of plus-sized models meant to turn the industry on its head. According…

Julie Gerstein | May 13, 2011 - 2:00 pm

This Is What A Neiman Marcus Plus-Sized Model Looks Like?

I am not plus sized, but my mother is and can cry you a river over the the horrors of the industry, the lack of attractive clothing, and the messed-up…

Leonora Epstein | August 2, 2010 - 1:10 pm

And What About Plus-Size Male Models?

Is the plus-size model debate one-sided? When it comes to talking about how the fashion industry promotes unhealthy female images, the male gaze might be silent, but nevertheless it’s there:…

Leonora Epstein | June 2, 2010 - 1:10 pm

Do You Want To See Average-Looking Women In Magazines And Movies?

Elle editor-in-chief Robbie Myers went on “Today” this morning to talk about body types and how curvier models are getting more attention in the fashion industry these days,…

Catherine Strawn | May 3, 2010 - 8:15 pm

Devil’s Advocate: Garance Doré On The Plus-Size Model Debate

When it comes to the fashion industry size debate, even we admit that as much as opposing sides keep launching rockets, it often feels like a peace treaty will never…

Leonora Epstein | April 21, 2010 - 4:40 pm

French Elle Goes Plus-Sized

French women may be known for their ability to guzzle wine and feast on cheese and not gain an ounce, but the reality is they come in all sorts of…

Erin Flaherty | March 25, 2010 - 1:20 pm

Bigger Models Make Women Feel Bad About Themselves, Too

Dove’s Real Beauty ad campaigns are heralded as groundbreaking forays into being a bit more realistic about how women look. Glamour’s new habit of featuring regular-sized broads after the publicity…

Lily Q | March 19, 2010 - 2:10 pm

Quotable: Crystal Renn Says Plus-Sizing Isn’t So Baffling

“Well, [in modeling] there is the standard, which is a 34-inch hip and then there is ‘plus’ that. Unfortunately, I think when people think of ‘plus’ they think of only…

Annika Harris | February 23, 2010 - 4:40 pm

Racy Preview Shots From V’s Curvy Issue

The previews keep leaking for V magazine’s much-hyped, so-called “curvy issue” dropping next week, on the 14th. We already saw plus-sized darling Crystal Renn modeling the same clothes alongside standard…

Erin Flaherty | January 5, 2010 - 3:50 pm

Same Outfits, Different Bodies In V Magazine’s Size Issue

V announced last week that its January issue would include plus-size models, and the first photos from it are on as part of an exclusive preview of what the…

Catherine Strawn | December 22, 2009 - 2:40 pm

Style Buzz: V’s New Plus-Size Issue And The End Of Runway Shows

Notoriously skinny-centric fashion magazine V announced that their January issue is devoted to plus-sized models and will star greats like Crystal Renn (we’re still obsessing over her recent shoot for

Erin Flaherty | December 12, 2009 - 9:00 pm

Why Do We Love To Hate On Thin Models?

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Robin Givhan is no dummy, so she must’ve anticipated the article she wrote for the Washington Post this weekend was bound to generate some controversy. She’s added…

Erin Flaherty | October 19, 2009 - 7:50 pm

Glamour Honors Plus-Size Models In Its November Issue

An article in the November issue of Glamour discusses beautiful woman who are larger than standard sample sizes and continues the discussion started by a photo of plus-size model Lizzie

Catherine Strawn | October 2, 2009 - 2:50 pm

Essence Magazine: Voluptuous And Lovin’ It Issue

I was very skeptical when I heard about Essence’s special “Voluptuous Issue” this morning. I thought maybe it would be a gimmick like Vogue Italia’s “Black Issue”. And I didn’t…

Annika Harris | September 24, 2008 - 6:00 pm

Quick Pic: A Shrinking Top Model

That’s Whitney from America’s Next Top Model Cycle 10 — she’s the plus-size model in the final three in tonight’s season finale. I have no idea if this is Whitney…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 14, 2008 - 11:15 am