plus size models

Aerie’s Latest Campaign Features A Teen With A Real, Normal Body

Her name is Barbie Ferreira and she looks great.

Megan Reynolds | January 25, 2016 - 10:14 am

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
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