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Our People. What really is a ‘plus-size’ model?

1 Feb

In 2006 Brazilian fashion model Ana Carolina Reston died at age 21 from complications of anorexia. In 2009 Kate Moss said, “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” In 2010 at London Fashion Week, Mark Fast used ‘plus-size’ models on the runway. However, although the fashion industry is finally recognising the need to use bigger sized girls, with the UK average size being 16 is it right for ‘plus-size’ models to be only a size 12?
We will look at the nations obsession with weight and what the country really thinks of ‘plus-size’ models….

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