Today’s “plus size” is apparently yesterday’s “supermodel size.” At the Glamour Woman of the Year conference last night during a panel discussion, Porizkova asked Renn—a model known for her transformation from anorexia to plus size and managing to stay in the modeling business—to stand up next to her so everyone could see that they are essentially the same size. Porizkova said she’s the same size now as when she was modeling and “known for doing bathing suits.”
New York Magazine’s The Cut reported that Renn said she’d like to see models of different sizes on the runway, which I wrote about in September when Renn walked in the Gottex swimwear runway show. From NY Mag’s The Cut:
What I would like to see is a bunch of different-sized models in fashion. Right now, we have extremes. We have size 2s and size zeros, and then over here we have size 14s and 16s. What I would like to see happen is that you watch the runway and you see all different sizes — you see 2s, you see 4s, you see 6s, we see 12s and 14s. Then there’s no controversy about body size. Then it’s all about the clothes.
Renn suggested this could be accomplished if designers would create larger sample sizes. It does seem like it would make everyone’s life easier. If a dress is too big, you pin it for the showcase or runway. If it’s too small, a girl has to starve herself. I’d take pins over starving anyday.