, who made her name as a plus-size model, has urged designers to change sample size clothes from a US zero or two (UK three or six), to a US eight (a UK 12).
“By having a size eight sample, you are giving freedom to a designer,” she said. “Most of the models are going to be size sixes and eights, and you could have tens. If a really amazing model walked in who was a size zero, you would tailor the dress down to her.”
Talking at a panel discussion hosted by the National Eating Disorders Awareness organisation and the Model Alliance at Pace University in the US, Renn singled Zac Posen out as designer who has attempted to diversify the catwalk with his wide-ranging choice of models.
“There are some people who lead and Zac Posen is one of those people,” she said, reports Buzzfeed. “Modelling is about beauty, but it’s also an energy. That’s not a size.”
The Vogue Health Initiative was launched in May 2012 – a pact between the 19 international editors of Vogue to encourage a healthier approach to body image within the industry.