"Never once have Stacy and Clinton told a makeover subject that she's chubby, fat or roly-poly — and never have they suggested that anyone come back after they've lost a few pounds."
As you may know, Stacy London, who graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar with degrees in 20th-century philosophy and German literature, is the co-host of What Not To Wear. According to a piece by Jennifer Huget in the Washington Post, on the show, London and Clinton Kelly are "meticulous in avoiding any negative commentary about a person's weight."
But don't we live in a world where being "fashionable" and "stylish" often go hand in hand with being thin? Or at least: Of certain dimensions. The largest size at both Marc Jacobs and Topshop is a 12. Glamour may have featured a plus-sized model (not the same as a plus-sized woman, but different from a fashion model) in its pages, but Vogue made sure to obscure the body of Adele when she was in the "Shape" issue. London tries to challenge the idea that stylish = slim. But aren't overweight people unhealthy? That's what the media feeds us, everyday. Writes Jennifer Huget: