It's nice to see the mainstream fashion industry for once acknowledging the beauty of a true goddess. Barbara stands out amidst that site's under-nourished models like a full-blown rose in a field of weeds. And the "nationality" listing is intriguing. Could Frau Brickner's ethnic heritage be German? It is entirely possible, as Germany closely rivals Ireland as the world's richest source of timeless beauty.
(Kate Dillon is also given a page at FMD, still listed as a size 14. If only it were true!)
All plus-size-beauty aficionados are now suffering from acute Barbara withdrawal, and are eagerly awaiting her return from matenrity leave. In the meantime, linked below is a new gallery of her images, including the finest results of her 2007 Reitmans campaigns.
- New Barbara Brickner gallery