{iStyle} Size 12+ models and controversy at LFW

Morley leads the final walk. Photo via Getty Images

The use of 3 plus size models, caused an uproar at Mark Fast’s LFW SS10 presentation. The casting led to both Fast’s casting director and stylist , Erika Kurihara – also an editor of i-D magazine, walking out on him. {Rumor has it that Fast may have fired one or both.} Kurihara maintains that she supports diversity, but didn’t think the bigger girls had the right walk for the show. Kurihara also criticized Fast for having cast only white models and claiming to support diversity on the runway. Actually, we’d love for Mr. Fast to cast some black & latina models, even better if some of them are plus-sized, too. We’d love it even more if he brought Kurihara back and asked what she thought about their walk. As to what kind of walk Kurihara expects from a woman whose thighs actually touch, we have no clue. Perhaps she should re-evaluate what “the right walk for the runway” is.

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Fast, known for his sexy, web-like knit, body-con dresses chose to cast Haley Morley, Lauren Catterall, and Gwyenth Harrison, all size 12 and above, along-side the usual thinner models. He has received some criticism, but mostly praise for his decision to do so. We here at the Little Pink Book praise  Fast for his decision and for sticking to his vision. We would be even more appreciative if Fast chose to cast plus-size models in his next show.

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We do have a bone to pick with Fast and his team. Someone should have made it a priority to find these girls proper undergarments. The nude thongs used in the show can be seen squeezing on many of the thinner models and were not the appropriate size for the 3 plus-sized models. Also, Morley, seen leading the final walk, is a size 34D. Someone on Fast’s team should have thought of how to support and show off her bust (the size of which many women pay thousands for) instead of squishing the enviable bosom into her dress. Lastly, we think that Fast should work on fitting his garments to his models’ bodies a bit better, as every designer should. The dress should fit the girl, not the other way around.

Isn’t  that the message he wanted to send in the first place?

Jenn Ortiz is a graduate of the University of Florida with degrees in History and Latin American Studies with hopes to pursue a PhD in Child Development. She believes there is beauty in everything around us; from the inside out, outside in. She currently runs {Bits of Beauty} a place you just feel good about and guest blogs for Design Tavern and Wishpot.

Comments

  1. Great post Jenn.

    Thanks for pointing out the obvious-Ms. Kurihara was dead wrong and Mr. Fast needs to step-up, as dos the fashion industry in general.

  2. Great post Jenn.

    Thanks for pointing out the obvious-Ms. Kurihara was dead wrong and Mr. Fast needs to step-up, as dos the fashion industry in general.

  3. Great post Jenn.

    Thanks for pointing out the obvious-Ms. Kurihara was dead wrong and Mr. Fast needs to step-up, as dos the fashion industry in general.