London Fashion Week is notorious for sickeningly slender models tramping up and down the catwalks in the latest designer goods; in an attempt to change that, Mark Fast’s plus-sized models rocked his runway, but not before causing a backlash of his staff that resulted in several people losing their jobs.
Mark Fast’s plus-sized models, ranging from a size twelve to a fourteen, accompanied the "regular" (and by regular, I mean the skeletal norm) models in an attempt to show that Fast’s garments could be worn by women of any size.
Unfortunately, not everyone accepted Fast’s plus-sized models. Indeed, one staffer was fired after being abusive to the full-figured models while another one quit in protest, and yet another one tried to squish them into fat-sucking in Spanx to create a slimmer silhouette. One has to give the designer points for trying.
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