Toronto fashion week Fall ’10

05Apr10

SIZE MATTERS

When the lights came up on the Joe Fresh runway, a dark-haired beauty with a seductive stare appeared at the mouth of the catwalk. Crystal Renn may only be 23, but she is no stranger to fashion; in fact she’s been making sizable headlines as of late. Her career includes highlights such as walking in Jean-Paul Gaultier’s S/S ’06 show, being the only plus-size model to ever grace the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, and most recently appearing in the ‘size issue’ of V Magazine. But Renn can also add author to her growing list of accolades. Hungry, chronicles the now-voluptuous-model’s journey overcoming a paralyzing eating disorder, to become the top plus-size model. In the process, Renn has also become the unofficial face of one of the touchiest subjects buzzing around the industry; does size really matter?

Joe Mimran sent more than a model down his runway, he sent a statement. This current movement can be traced to another Canadian designer, Mark Fast, who sent a sartorial shock-wave through the industry three seasons ago by sending a cast of plus-sized models down his runway. Famously, Fast’s stylist resigned on the spot out of protest. But in dressing models big and small in his signature web-like body-con creations, Fast unwittingly started a mini-revolution. His message was crystal clear; beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. In fact, Renn walked his last show in London amongst models of diverse size and ethnicity.

via Toronto fashion week Fall ’10 – Flare.com.

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