Our old friend Mark Fast (he of “mini dress for hookers” fame) has caused a bit of a stir at London Fashion Week by deciding to use “plus sized” models in his show. Apparently a a freelance stylist and casting director working for the designer quit over the casting of the models, and..
(No, wait. Before we go any further with this, we just have to say: size 14 is “plus sized” now? Really? Because none of the models who appeared in this show was bigger than a UK 14 (about a US size 12), and last we checked, that was nowhere near “plus sized”. But we digress.)
Fast’s creative director, Amanda May, said: “We’re glad we stuck to our vision. We wanted to know that they don’t have to be a size zero to wear a Mark Fast dress. In fact, curvier woman can look even better in one.”
Unfortunately, we reckon the whole issue here was clouded by the decision to put the models in question in the kind of dresses that wouldn’t look good on ANYONE, regardless of their dress size (and which would land you in the Fashion Police jail if you tried to wear them in public). But what do you think of Mark Fast’s decision, folks? The can of worms is now open …