The Judgment of Paris Forum

Go Back   The Judgment of Paris Forum > 2005-2012 > 2009: Jaunary - December
User Name
Password
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 20th November 2009   #1
Maureen
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 2006
Posts: 122
Default Christian Siriano: an unexpected ally?

This week, young Project Runway designer Christian Siriano spoke up in support of plus-size models and fashion.

Quote:
“I think it’s fabulous,” Siriano said of recent campaigns by magazines like Glamour to include plus size models in their spreads. “I think it’s great and I hope we see more of it.”

Happily, the designer lacks the all-too-common prejudice against making fashionable clothing for voluptuous women.

Quote:
“If we don’t have a size in our stock or we haven’t made a dress in a certain size, we make it for our client’s request. Hopefully more designers will make more tens, twelves and fourteens.

Mr. Siriano is enthusiastic about Full-Figured Fashion Week, and wants it to be "bigger" and "more public":

Quote:
“Honestly, I’d love to see more designers and even the plus size designers do a bigger presentation. I think they should do a more public presentation to appeal to all kinds of women.”

The designer's prêt-à-porter collection ranges up to size 12 -- still very small, but more ample than most designers' offerings -- and includes feminine elements like ruffles, draped necklines, and sensuous silks. And no size-zeros!
Maureen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd December 2009   #2
Courtney
Member
 
Join Date: February 2009
Posts: 50
Default Re: Christian Siriano: an unexpected ally?

Christian's aesthetic has an amazing European elegance and sophistication. I think his clothes are feminine and dramatic and I'm thrilled that he supports full-figured women in their quest for a beautiful, indulgent wardrobe. The more people speak out against this ridiculous cultural flaw (and ridiculously bad business practice), the harder it's going to be for the fashion industry to remain the same. This isn't just about size acceptance. This is about reinventing the standard of beauty by giving it back to nature.
Courtney is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:02.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.