Posts tagged "size debate"

Paris Runways Finally See Some Model Diversity—But Is This “Shock” Casting?

When it comes to size discrimination in the fashion industry, Paris—a place where French women (apparently) don’t get fat—has a particularly stuffy reputation and preference for the pin thin. The fashion capital may be loosening its ideals, however. Designer Karl Lagerfeld has shown particular fondness for Crystal Renn lately, and Louis Vuitton‘s last presentation used…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 4, 2010

Is American Apparel Going Curvier?

American Apparel usually favors Ms. Skinny No-Boobs and hip-less hipsters to model its products. However, the retailer may be embracing curvier shapes (and not just in some one-off butt campaign). New product shots in the swimwear category (a good place to start if you want to make a statement) show girls in high-waisted bikinis with…

By: Leonora Epstein / June 9, 2010