Paris Fashion Week: The NOT SO Skinny

This has been the year for the curvy! After years of criticism and talk about models being too skinny, designers are finally starting to respond.   Last week’s Paris Fashion Week had many curvy ladies strutting their stuff.  From Victoria Secret Angel, Adriana Lima – her first time back since her child’s birth in November 2009 – to fellow VS model, Alessandra Ambrosio (who’s also going to be featured in Glamour with Fiercely Real model, Crystal Renn). Not only are these ladies on the curvy side, but they also are both 28 years old! Which is an almost unheard of age for high-fashion modeling.

The appearance of curvy women wasn’t an accident. Marc Jacobs made a statement saying “Designers are always talking about how they design for women, and then you look at our runways and there [are] no girls over 20. This time, I set out to cast a variety of sexy women — younger, older, thin, voluptuous, from every ethnic background.” I wonder if this was Marc’s pledge to the B.I.O. (Beauty Inside & Out) Campaign

–Amy Tremmel