Fashion labels refused to dress a plus-size model for the cover of Vogue – Quartz


It’s hard enough for women above a size 12 to find clothing at a store. Apparently it doesn’t get much easier if they’re going to be on the cover of Vogue.

In her editor’s letter for the January issue of Vogue UK, editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman revealed that some fashion brands the magazine reached out to didn’t want to dress their January cover star, model Ashley Graham, who is a size 14.

After thanking Coach, which quickly provided clothes for the photo shoot, Shulman lamented that “there were other houses that flatly refused to lend us their clothes.” She did not identify any of the brands, but added: “It seems strange to me that while the rest of the world is desperate for fashion to embrace broader definitions of physical beauty, some of our most famous fashion brands appear to be travelling in the opposite—and, in my opinion,…


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