So generously proportioned models have been all the rage for a while now and apparently the concept is gaining momentum. And this bothers me a wee bit. Don't get me wrong, I'm 100% for more a inclusive fashion industry and plus-sized models would have been a giant leap for the industry, if they were considered a part of the modelling crop. What I see more often than not is that the plus sized girl is very generously proportioned and serves more as a novelty centerpiece than as just another model. I understand that it can take getting used to but don't you think it would be more politically correct if they weren't made to wear clothes 17 sizes too tight? I mean you want to celebrate their bodies, not make them look like oddities; just another publicity gimmick. How about something more flattering.
Presenting the evidence:
Although some designers have begun to take plus sized models more seriously, there is room for progress.
Personally, I think 'well-proportioned' models fill out clothes SO much better. I think a size 6 is WAY hotter than a size 0/2. For some reason my illustrations have started gravitating towards bigger-bottomed girls, which I love! I mean an ass on a girl is always good, ja?
Also, here's the article from The Cut (NYMag) which inspired this ultra-late post. The girls are absolutely gorgeous, I wish we'd see some in India also! I'd love to see some of the STUNNING women of the country as part of the fash frat.