Larger models spark controversy at London Fashion Week
Size 14 models cause catwalk row at London Fashion Week
Model size was sparking debate, yet again, at London Fashion Week yesterday, as designer Mark Fast sent size 12 and 14 girls down his spring/summer 2010 catwalk.
Leading to a backstage row, thestylisthired for the eventquiton learning that three larger sized models had been chosen to showcase Fast’s signature knittedminidresses.
Speaking to The Observer, Fast’s managing director, Amanda May, confirmed that the stylist had resigned, but added that she was, ‘so happy we stuck to our guns over the casting.’
Bringing the size zero debate back to Fashion Week again, Fast decided to use normal size girls after working with size 12 model Hayley Morley for theAll Walks Beyond the Catwalk exhibition.
Launching to coincide with Fashion Week, thephotographyexhibit features models ranging from size 8 to 16, and aged 18 to 65, wearing clothes by London’s hottest new designers.
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