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    Left-right: Gwyneth Harrison, Hayley Morley and Laura Catterall from 12+ Agency: all a size 14-16  Are these girls to big for the catwalk? Mark Fast’s spring/summer 2010 show […]


 

 

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Left-right: Gwyneth Harrison, Hayley Morley and Laura Catterall from 12+ Agency: all a size 14-16 

Are these girls to big for the catwalk? Mark Fast’s spring/summer 2010 show caused a huge furore when he decided to use “real”-sized models on the catwalk this past month. Fast decided to use three size 14 models in a group of nearly twenty. Touching upon an already incendiary issue in the fashion industry, Fast stood by his decision even as controversy reigned when his stylist walked out (claiming the plus size models could not walk as well as the other girls). Chiming in on this issue is the fashion godfather Karl Lagerfeld, who was quoted saying “no one wants to see curvy women” in news magazine, Focus.

Judging by the messages of support and praise that greeted Fast’s fabulous show, it would appear that he is surprisingly out of touch. However, does Lagerfeld really deserve to be so panned as a body fascist? Let’s hope that the fashion industry continues towards a healthy body image, and does not just use these beautiful and bodacious ladies as another way of attracting headlines…

 Watch the show here and see what you think: 

However controversial the models, the clothes are still amazing. Am lusting after the sexy knitwear skirts, perfect to be dressed down with t-shirts and chunky heeled boots… *dreams* 

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