Spotted on Milan's runways: a real sized girl! Prada bucked the size zero trend and placed a "plus sized" model in a recent show. According to the Daily Telegraph, "Dutchwoman Lara Stone, 23, went bra-less in a top designed to show off her 86cm chest." For those Americans counting at home, 86cm = 34 inches. She's not ready for Lane Bryant, but it's a start. [Daily Telegraph via The Budget Fashionista]
I'm still really confused by the size 0 debate. Sample sizes are typically size 4-6, 28" or a medium...and the only people who really wear the tiny size 0 clothes are celebs who're under 5'6" (ie: Eva Longoria). Models are grossly skinny, but they're tall so they have bigger frames than someone who's 5'6". Chanel Iman's the only one I've ever seen in person who could possibly be an actual size 0. She recently admitted to having a child's body, so that kind of suggests she might have some growing left to do in the...body width area. So, where did the size 0 debate come from? I think models are bigger than a size 0, but they still offend me with all their clavicle...pretending like being able to study internal organs through the skin is trendy.
If you consider that the average woman is a size 14, aren't we also brainwashed into thinking that's too big to see on a magazine cover?