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Monday, January 11, 2010

Out of the Mouths of Babes (oft times come gems)

Crystal Renn, walking the Gaultier runway.

"Ah, the model argument. On one hand, I get it-clothes look better on skinny people, and a model’s job is usually just to be a walking coat hanger anyway. If that’s the way it’s going to be, I think it’s important that it’s clear to people that it’s more fantasy. But if designers and magazines want to reach a more diverse demographic it’s important to have larger models. But I hope that magazines can finally do this without being like “Look! Big IS beautifuL!!!!!!” or having them all naked-like, let them sell some clothes! Plus-size [ads] should be interspersed in regular magazine issues, not just the REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES! ones. I guess the fact that models are so skinny doesn’t *upset* me unless it’s distracting from the clothes. But I do think it should be changed, I mean..that’s a given."
-Tavi Gevinson, the internet's tiniest fashion blogger (and part inspiration for Rodarte's Target line!)

I couldn't have said it better myself, Tavi!


CherriesinSyrup said...

Nice post. I think that clothes look beautiful on people who feel they are beautiful, no matter the size. XOXO from Brazil :)

Valerie said...

Cherries In Syrup - Thanks so much for the comment! I totally agree :)

Anonymous said...

I've always been a fan of fuller-figured models. There's a great site with many images of Crystal and other plus-size models here:


They're all gorgeous.

The site's forum also has thought-provoking discussions about body image and the media.