London Fashion Week is agog at the revelation that normal women can look good in designer clothes. Designer Mark Fast used three Plus Size models in his show.
Now, before you all get excited and imagine that the catwalks are awash with size 24 models sashaying proudly and strutting their stuff - or rather, the designers' stuff - bear in mind that in the fashion world a Plus Size model is UK size 12 (please adjust for your particular country!) The average size in UK is 16 and there are many who are much larger than that.
It has long been my contention that a really good designer should be able to construct clothes that look good on all shapes and sizes, not just the 6' skeletal androids that are usually seen prancing along.
Maybe, just maybe, we are seeing the beginning of the smallest concessions to normality and the real world.
Many of the designers who were interviewed declared delight and support for this innovative approach. Betty Jackson, avowing her enthusiasm, when asked if she would use Plus Size models, said that her range was for sizes 8 to 10. Oh, very supportive!
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