She is now one of the most sought after and influential models in the world. European versions of Vogue and Elle have featured plus size models in many editorials, often photographed by top photographers.
Toccara Jones is a model and television personality. In connection with her career in mainstream plus-size modeling she has found a niche in interviews and related photography in lifestyle magazine speaking about self-esteem. Jones featured in Vogue Italia in in a fur advertorial photographed by Steven Meisel. D'Amour featured in the title role of Avida , a French film selected for the Cannes and Tribeca festivals. The plus-size modelling industry has received general criticism on the premise that acceptance of plus-size models sets a poor health example of weight management.
Consumer-based criticism regarding the lower sizes of plus-size models is becoming commonplace and wide-spread. While the reputed 'average' dress size of an American women is size 14, the majority of models represented as plus-size are between a US size ; therefore the models do not reflect the average consumer size.
Plus-size models engage in unhealthy habits such as eating salty foods to retain water weight and fluctuating size to please clients. German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld and other fashion designers have deferred on the use of plus-size models through a lack of interest in the consumers associated with the term plus-size. Lagerfeld in particular has been vocal on the matter of his preferred clientele: In addition, the industry has been criticized for lacking in racial diversity.
In February , Australian model Stefania Ferrario and television presenter Ajay Rochester began a campaign to end the use of the term "plus size" to describe models who are above a US dress size 4 by the modelling industry. Ferrario posted a picture with the caption "I am a model FULL STOP" with the hashtag " droptheplus" which gained coverage in the media and was heavily discussed, with mixed, but mostly positive reactions, on social media and within the fashion industry.
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Ashley Graham slams Hollywood for labeling Jennifer Lawrence as curvy. There is no reason to hide and every reason to flaunt," Graham said in a statement about the campaign. Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue: When the CurvesinBikinis ad in Sports Illustrated is released, the world will be watching and they'll like what they see. Not only is Graham changing the conversation about women's' bodies simply by posing for the mag, but she's also spoken out about society's unrealistic skinny standards, making it her mission to be a voice for young women who don't fit the pin-thin mold.
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Feb 23, · Plus-Size Model Compares Different Pairs of Size 16 Jeans 1 Curvy Woman Proves That the Size of Your Jeans Just Doesn't Matter February 23, by Hannah Weil McKinleyHome Country: US. Photo: Jenn Purviance is a size 16 model who is crushing it in the fashion world and at life. One look at her Instagram is all you need to see that she's a woman on a huge adventure. In fact, not so long ago plus-size models were around size , but that number has recently shrunk to an 8. According to Anthony Higgins, the director at MSA Models, "[catalogs] will use a size 8 because they think size 14 and 16 will relate to that person and size 4 and size 6 will relate to that person.