A lot of people in the fashion industry, models and non, have weighed in on the sample size debate recently–the consensus generally being that sample sizes are unrealistically small (much smaller than the size of the average adult human), and that if we want to stop encouraging unhealthy body images, designers need to make their sample sizes larger. In fact, Vogue encouraged them to do this in its recent Health Initiative.
Rising star Kate Upton, who likely has first-hand experience being put into samples at photo shoots that don’t fit her killer curves, gave her two cents in the latest issue of Vogue UK and we really like what she said (via The Cut):
I’m sure every designer has a certain person in mind who they would ideally like to wear their clothes, but the problem is that a lot of the time that person doesn’t actually exist, unless she is a 15-year-old model. I don’t really have a personal opinion on whether they should change the sizes of samples or not, but I do think it’s a topic that should be looked at, and I do think there won’t be many women buying those clothes, if, size-wise, they don’t seem realistic.
Totally agreed! So she can talk about things other than loving America and having big boobs.