Wow: size 12-14 models used in designer fashion show

September 21, 2009 at 3:30 pm | Posted in Lifescape | 1 Comment
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A furious back-stage row erupted at London Fashion Week after a designer chose use ‘normal-sized’ models.

Mark Fast, who is known for his sculpted ‘bodycon’ dresses, used three models of sizes 12 and 14 to showcase his designs – which prompted his stylist to resign.

Mark Fast models

Big issue: A size 12 model leads the final walk-out at the Mark Fast catwalk show at London Fashion Week. The designer used size 12 and 14 girls alongside more conventional-sized models to showcase his knitted dresses

Mark Fast London Fashion Week

Weighty debate: Mr Fast had to find a replacement after his stylist walked out in a row over ‘normal’ models

Larger model at Mark Fast show

Larger model at Mark Fast show

Fuller-figured: Curvier women were used to model Mr Fast’s ‘bodycon’ dresses. In 2007, a Model Health Inquiry was launched in response to the death of several ‘size zero’ models. It failed to set out any firm industry guidelines

Thin model at Mark Fast

Thin model at Mark Fast

 Mr Fast used conventionally-slim models (above) alongside the curvier women

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