Hari Nef—model, actress, internet star and side-eye gawd—has landed a prestigious modeling contract with IMG, one of the world’s biggest agencies, alongside supermodels like Chanel Iman, Alek Wek, Daria Werbowy, Joan Smalls, Karlie Kloss, Soo Joo Park and just about everyone else who rules the runway. Nef just…
You're not just imagining it: Suddenly, plus-size models are higher profile and they're getting more jobs.
"We want to be an ageless, raceless, weightless agency." So says Ivan Bart, Senior Vice President and Managing Director at IMG, the world's top modeling agency, which handles big names like Alek Wek, Gisele, Chanel Iman and Karlie Kloss.
M.I.A. wore a burqa, Sarah Silverman wore an infantile shirt. The Room's Tommy Wiseau was there. This was Spike TV's 'Scream 2010,' and scream we did.
Fact: most celebrity profiles are boring. Fact: Lara Stone — the "curvy," "old" Dutch supermodel — is interesting. In this battle between medium and subject, who shall prevail? Clearly the one who's prepared to talk about alcoholism and breasts.
The casual observer could be forgiven for thinking that personality is making a fashion comeback just now, after years of Eastern Brazilopean clones on the runway and in the magazines.