War on Women: This is a "plus-size" model

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ELLE Magazine: Myla Dalbesio explodes with laughter on the other end of the phone. “It’s crazy!” she exclaims. “I can’t even.” The 27-year-old model is talking about booking her latest gig, modeling Calvin Klein underwear in the brand’s latest “Perfectly Fit” campaign, which was shot by Lachlan Bailey. “It was such a surreal moment. I cried,” she admitted.
Booking an underwear campaign for such an iconic brand would be a coup for any model. But it’s especially notable for Dalbesio, who’s what the fashion industry would—still, surprisingly—call “plus size.” (At a size 10, she’s bigger than Lara Stone, Jourdan Dunn, and Ji Hye Park, the other models featured in the campaign.)
“It’s kind of confusing because I’m a bigger girl,” Dalbesio says. “I’m not the biggest girl on the market but I’m definitely bigger than all the girls [Calvin Klein] has ever worked with, so that is really intimidating.” She wasn’t sure, she said of the shoot, what was expected from her “in terms of her size or shape.” Refreshingly, what was expected of her was the same thing that was expected of Lara Stone: to take a beautiful picture. “No one even batted an eye,” she says. “It was very cool.”
So what does it mean for a brand like Calvin Klein—known for launching the careers of such svelte models as Brooke Shields and Kate Moss—to cast a model who deviates from the size 0 standard and not make a fuss about it?
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To Dalbesio, who spent years abusing Adderall, crash dieting, and flirting with bulimia in an attempt to whittle herself to “straight size,” it represents progress. “It’s not like [Calvin Klein] released this campaign and were like ‘Whoa, look, there’s this plus size girl in our campaign.’ They released me in this campaign with everyone else; there’s no distinction. It’s not a separate section for plus size girls,” she says.
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So much for the right-wing war on women – seems that the liberal elitists in the fashion industry have their own war against women.
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0 responses to “War on Women: This is a "plus-size" model

  1. In what alternate universe is that a “plus size”???
    Oh, I get it: In the fashion industry, any woman who isn’t a size 0-2 is a plus size! LOL

     
  2. That is because the fashion industry is ruled by homosexual men who want to make all women look like what they personally lust after, skinny teenage boys.

     
  3. I had no idea I was a plus size model, wow maybe I can get that job too then.

     
  4. In The Progressive Super-State 101: Dehumanization-to-Objectification: Humans as State /Corporate Capital.

     
  5. In Yahoo!:
    “Calvin Klein’s Idea of Plus Size is Pissing People Off,” by Lauren Tuck, Yahoo! Style, 10 Nov 2014
    https://www.yahoo.com/style/calvin-kleins-idea-of-plus-size-is-pissing-people-off-102274897493.html

     
  6. SHE’S a plus size?? She looks to me like she’s on the very thin side of just about right… It IS just criminal that they’re pushing the anorexic look as “normal” though

     
  7. She looks thin to be a plus size. But I like this plus size modeling thing. Giving opportunities to those not thin individual to be a model. Try to check this article about plus size models who are dominating the fashion industry, http://www.exploretalent.com/articles/plus-size-models-dominating-industry/ . They look so gorgeous.

     

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