By NICKY CHAMP
It’s one of the biggest frustrations of the female population that the fashion and modelling industry continues to refer to models larger than an Australian size 8 as “plus size”.
It’s a sad indictment on our culture when skeletal models on the brink of starvation and hospitalisation are held up to be the ideal feminine form. I don’t know about you, but I certainly admire -and want- clothing more when the models are attractive rather than hollow-eyed and emaciated.
Given the admission this week from former editor of Vogue Australia, Kirstie Clements about the prevalence of anorexia in the modelling industry – and the disturbing information about models eating tissues to trick their stomachs into feeling full – we understandably rejoiced when we saw these images of size 12 (and above) models being circulated on the internet.
In her interview with Richard Fidler on Conversation Hour, Clements stated one of the reasons why Vogue didn’t use often use ‘plus size’ models in the pages of their magazine was because there simply “aren’t that many plus-size models working”. So with in that mind we bring you twelve gorgeous models considered to be ‘plus- size’ (not by us) in the gallery below.
Now, we’re not model agents or anything but we found these pretty easily. Take a look:
Are you more or less likely to buy clothes from a label or magazine that uses models of a variety of shapes and sizes?