Betty on the News: Stylists Resign Over Designer's Plan to Use Size 14 Models

British designer Mark Fast's runway show is almost derailed after two employees quit over his decision to use plus-sized models

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

Mark Fast Runway Show

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.

Read Crystal Renn: Confessions of a Plus-Size Model

“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)

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0 thoughts on “Betty on the News: Stylists Resign Over Designer's Plan to Use Size 14 Models

  1. kitty says:

    This makes me SICK. WTF is WRONG with these people???!

  2. pepper56 says:

    Kitty- do you care to clarify? Which part of this makes you sick? just curious……

  3. thelovebug says:

    For me the models being so skinny, the 2 stylists actually quitting because the designer decided to use plus size models, and finally the fact that sizes 12 & 14 are considered plus size is what makes me sick pepper56!! What do you think about it?

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