Whoever thought such things could fly from the mouths of two top designers… I never realised it was possible! I just wish they had spoken louder, and clearer so the rest of the world could have heard their tiny but slightly effective fight towards the greater good.
I came across these quotes in Crystal Renn’s Hungry and wowie, what a shocker!! According to a journalist from The Times (not sure if this is UK or US), ‘designers such as Antonio Beradi (above image AW’09) & Roland Mouret (below image of Beyonce) have spoken about problems finding girls who adequately fill their womanly clothes.
Beradi comments that “we have to spend days altering things. We add padding and pieces that work inside the clothes to exaggerate their bodies into a more female form.” “I see advertising going back to that powerful 1980s mentality, when girls like Linda Evangelista were the ideal.”‘ (Renn, 2009 p. 111)
What a statement, I never realised some designer actually wanted larger models, (though ‘larger’ to them may be a US 2/4, UK 6/8 – it’s a start). It’s so great to hear that the super skinny don’t look great in Mouret and Beradi’s clothes – because as I’ve said time and time again, it’s what you wear for your shape and size that counts. Not the actual shape and size you are!
It’s a given that some things look better on skinnier people, but it’s also FACT that some things look better on the more curvy amongst us – happily argued by Mouret and Beradi here! Plus Beyonce looks FAB in the Mouret dress below!