Betty on the News: Stylists Resign Over Designer’s Plan to Use Size 14 Models
British designer Mark Fast’s runway show was almost derailed after two employees quit over his decision to use plus-sized models
-Margeaux Baulch Klein
After British designer Mark Fast decided to use several full-figured, size 12 and 14 runway models in his show for London Fashion Week, two of his employees were so angry that they quit three days before the show.
The move was a controversial one and almost derailed his show until two freelance stylists stepped in to save the day.
“There was a team change and we are glad we stuck to our vision,” said Amanda May, Fast’s creative director.
“The decision to use fuller girls is something we have been talking about. There’s an idea that only thin and slender women are able to wear Mark’s dresses and he wanted to combat that. We wanted women to know they didn’t have to be a size zero to wear a Mark Fast dress – curvier women can look even better in them,” she added.
The news of Fast’s successful runway show in London follows insider reports that the models at this year’s New York Fashion Week were the skinniest ever. (Daily Mail)