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|| 11 September 2016

Misfit: Fashion Design And Real Women

The best article on the state of fashion design that I have read in a long while is Designers refuse to make clothes to fit American women. It’s a disgrace. The article appears in the Washington Post written by design educator and Emmy-winning co-host of “Project Runway" Tim Gunn.

In the article Tim Gunn bemoans the fact that designers are not interested in designing for women much above size 2. But, Tim Gunn insists:

There is no reason larger women can’t look just as fabulous as all other women. The key is the harmonious balance of silhouette, proportion and fit, regardless of size or shape. Designs need to be reconceived, not just sized up; it’s a matter of adjusting proportions. The textile changes, every seam changes. Done right, our clothing can create an optical illusion that helps us look taller and slimmer. Done wrong, and we look worse than if we were naked.

Read the Washington Post article by Tim Gunn

be chic, stay slim — Anne Barone

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