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Would You Like to See More Shapely Models?

British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman would.


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iwontfadeout iwontfadeout 7 years
Yes. I mean, skinny models can be interesting sometimes, but I'd like to see some variety.
biarose biarose 7 years
I want to see models of all shapes and sizes. It represents the population!
I would like to see more artistic and creative designers that can transition there work from flat sketches to models that represent all the dimensional shapes of the human body on the runway. Instead of expecting models to conform there body to the non dimensional sketches of the designers.
eriNicole eriNicole 8 years
If you design clothes as a type of art, i would put it on a skinny model. However, if you're actually trying to market to the average person, then more shapely models would make sense. It's all about how you design and who you design for.
sugajen sugajen 8 years
I think mandawahoo put it best. I'm a size 6 and I would like to know what clothes are flattering on a body similar to mine. Doesn't mean I'm perfect of even that a perfect size exists but I think marketers could take this in a good direction. Yeah, tall and thin are still glamorized but 99% of us aren't 6'2" 130. So appeal to us.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
Hmm sorry about that double post.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
Yes yes and yes!
AbbyHintz AbbyHintz 8 years
The real problem, I suppose, is that girls aspire to look like fashion models -- fashion models, who are little more than walking clothes hangers. That's the problem. Changing the body-type doesn't change the fact that we value too highly the role of these dress-up dolls. Wasn't there a time when the models were nameless?
AbbyHintz AbbyHintz 8 years
I said "no," but it depends on the medium. Fashion designers are artists -- designers are not designing clothes for models to wear on the runway so that people can decide what clothes will look good on their own bodies. Designers are demonstrating shapes, composition, colors, etc. It would be much harder to design with a changing canvas, i.e. different body shapes, so its preferable to have a model with no body shape. The same should not hold true for magazine models. At some point, the fashions are meant to transition to real people -- that's where I think shapely models would be great.
shmoo15 shmoo15 8 years
Hmmm, wow, 91 people said no? Why to boost feminine morale!
shayela shayela 8 years
i honestly can't believe everyone who wants only thin models. just because fashion is an art form, do we really want to have to aspire to unrealistic ideals? different body types suit different people, naturally. and a lot of young girls seeing only thin models represented develop poor self -esteem and potential eating disorders. You don't HAVE to wera whatever a curvier, or plus-sized, or any model is wearing -- why shouldn't all kinds of bodies be celebrated? you don't have to be such an elitist about it. enjoy your own body type and let others feel comfortable with theirs.
paperdahl paperdahl 8 years
sorry to say - no.
countchocula countchocula 8 years
They should represent everyone. It seems like in the fashion industry, you should either be rail-thin or plus-sized. I'd like to see representation for women who are in-between. I'm slender but not bone-thin like Kate Moss and yet I'm far from the plus-sized body type. It's hard to find good jeans when most of them are made for flat butts and narrow hips. I know clothes 'hang better' on skinny types and I don't think we should get rid of skinny at all.... but perhaps designers could work a little harder to accommodate different body types. I'm perfectly aware of the fact that it's a lot easier to design clothes for skinny people but, hey, few things in this world are one-size-fits-all.
mommie mommie 8 years
This is plus size? I say its the right size. Vinnie, if your 5'10 and a size 10 than your a thin size.
vinnie vinnie 8 years
clothes may look better on thin figures, but why can't they design clothes that look good on average figures? i don't get that. I'm 5'10" and a size 10. Why do I have to feel fat?
Suspiria Suspiria 8 years
No way! Clothes look better on thin figures. ;) * But this comment is perfect: "I feel like if a designer can't make clothes that look good on a curvy (ie. REAL) body then they really don't have good designs, do they?".
KimBurnett KimBurnett 8 years
CoralAmber, exactly.
CoralAmber CoralAmber 8 years
I just want to see all types of models in clothes so people of different sizes know how they will actually look on them. I can't tell what a dress will really look like on a regular person when it's on a runway model. I actually wish they would use people with booty, or wide shoulders, or hips, or bellies, or plump thighs, or muscled arms. Real people aren't just tall and thin or tall and "plus-sized."
Florida-Snow Florida-Snow 8 years
While the model in the photo above is clearly attractive, it appears that she's using the sheet to strategically cover up her stomach. If we're going to use women of a healthier weight, we need to showcase them in all their glory, not a half-hearted "See! We use real women."
Shop_Oholic Shop_Oholic 8 years
I just don't get it - America has an obesity problem so why does fashion have to embrace this?! I think clothes look better on skinny girls - not skin and bones but size 0/2 girls. Today's 0/2 is like 4/6 10 years ago anyways...
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 8 years
Yes. I read the article yesterday and she talked about how sample sizes can't fit on a size 0/2 model. Seriously?!? That's just beyond ridiculous. Designers are designing dresses for women with no curves at all which does not represent the majority of us. Clothes look better on women with curves like the models from the early 90's and 80's, they looked amazing and still had very healthy bodies.
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