As glad as I am that Uncle Karl included a “plus size” model into his show, I think that the problem remains the same as with other straight-size designers who’ve featured plus models–lack of understanding. Clothes don’t hug and skim curvy women the same way that they hug or skim rail thin models. The second look explains quite a lot–boobies! Clearly that dress would make much more sense on a chestless model. On Renn, it makes her look like she has man-pecs.
Anyway, Enough bashing. I suppose this should be considered a win for the plus-size community, but I’m just sort of unimpressed. Regardless, the following of Chanel’s Cruise Collection looks really did wow me.