A variety of plus-sized models appeared on the catwalk for the Myer Big is Beautiful show during the Mercedes Benz Sydney Fashion Festival yesterday – the models ranged in sizes from 12 to 20 US, but the media didn’t applaud the initiatie to use obese models (from Daily Mail):
The show has sparked an online debate as The Australian journalist Damian Woolbough branded the choice of models ‘irresponsible.’
Damian wrote: ‘There is a place for women of all sizes in the fashion media, as seen by the positive response to a plus-size shoot with Lawley in this month’s Vogue Australia, but obese models send just as irresponsible a message about the need for healthy eating and exercise as models with protruding clavicles and ribcages.’
He said: ‘Is it ok to be overweight? No. But if you are big and big boned, people come in all shapes and sizes,it would be monstrously wrong to say the models are just overweight. If they are running a show which has big girls modelling for big girls, then that would be totally appropriate. If the show Big is Beautiful is for ladies that are size 18 because that is their natural size then I see no problem.’
What do you think about the journalist’s words?
Among the models: 6’0” tall Robyn Lawley, who covered Vogue Italia – see her in a black dress after the jump and more!
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