Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
France's waif obsession means its fashion sector snubs many women with bigger body types, but there is no need for a ban on ultra-thin models, said the patron of a plus-size Paris catwalk show under way this weekend.The size-44 brunette gets year-round catalogue and campaign modeling work in the U.S., where she emigrated four years ago, compared to rare jobs in France as American department stores recognize that most women aren't slim, she says.According to the French Institute for Textile and Clothing, size 40 is the most-sold size in France, and 40 percent of Frenchwomen wear size 44 or over.That belittled strength, however, is exactly what Desseaux and other XL models are now using to open the door for the French fashion world to accept larger frames – and it's a door they intend to open wide.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE