In the real world, the average U.S. woman is a size 14. In the fashion world, the average model is a size 0. That's a serious problem, y'all. Even though body-positive models like Tess Holliday are pioneering to change the fashion industry standard, we've still got a long (long!) way to go before we see a full range of body types reflected in magazines, ads and runways.
Director Jenny McQuaile decided to take on this topic in a documentary called "Straight/Curve," which talks to models, agents, photographers, editors and stylists about how the industry needs to redefine their beauty standards to feature women of all sizes–and just how they are managing to do that. In a trailer for the doc, we get an in-depth look at why the fashion world still shies away from a potential billion-dollar industry, and why we should drop the term "plus size" altogether. One model even claims that our reluctance to change "hurts our society."
"When, how, and why did size zero become the norm when two thirds of women are considered ‘plus-size’ sitting between a size 10 to 14?" McQuaile told Glamour in an interview. "Our documentary will examine this question. There's always been a complex relationship between the fashion industry, the media, and body image and we're finally making a film that will investigate that."
This inspiring teaser proves that there are people trying to make a difference in the fashion world by sending more body-positive messages out to young men and women, and honestly, we can't wait to see the full film come fall 2016.