I love Velvet so much. I wish I could take classes at her school of incrediblity. She’s got a new interview in the Australian news because some designer
has decided to expand her line to include plus sizes, but doesn’t want to talk about it. Aside from that article (which only has quotes from her business partner), the designer has apparently been refusing interviews in fear of being associated too deeply with her new customers. Thank God Velvet’s not afraid to be recognized.
A lot of the designers, or at least the magazines, are certainly dependent on advertisers. And advertisers don’t want to take any risks. It’s clear that people know that fat is unhealthy. However they don’t seem to get that what’s humorous about that whole argument is just the fact that every day we are inundated with images of Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Kate Moss, Paris Hilton, Nicole Ritchie etc…. And so while I’m banned virtually from being in any womens magazines or in any media because they say, ‘Well, you know, you weigh so much weight, it would be like sort of like promoting obesity’. The notion that every single thin person is healthy is utterly ludicrous. I think that that stops the mainstream designers form being inclusive of bigger sizes because then it’s going to be purported that they’re celebrating what is perceived as being unhealthy.
Check it out… and rent Avida while you’re at it…