Diversity For All! Models of Of Varying Looks Come Together For One Campaign

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 09.06.16
Diversity For All! Models of Of Varying Looks Come Together For One Campaign
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A new modeling campaign wants to spread the message that all sizes belong together in the fashion world. Though plus-size models are slowly finding their place in fashion, we often see either plus-size or “straight size” models in one ad but rarely together. A new campaign called the All Woman Project is hoping to change that and show a variety of shapes and sizes together in one place.

Today reports about the new campaign launched by Charli Howard and Clementine Desseaux that hopes to give young women a more realistic view of body image and what’s beautiful. Both Howard and Desseaux have been very vocal with their body-positive message and how important it is that we see more than just your typical size ‘0’ model on display.

Having a diverse collection of models together in one place helps to show the variety and beauty of the human form and gives young women more to relate to. Howard explains why the two decided to start the All Women Project after noticing what the fashion world was lacking. She says, “We questioned why plus-size models and straight-size models aren't featured in the same campaigns together.”

Many of the models involved in the campaign are out-spoken about the need for more diversity in the fashion industry. Desseaux explains how she hopes the next generation of young women will have more diverse and relatable media figures to look up to than she did. She says, “Growing up, we didn't have role models in media and fashion. It was never, 'Oh, she looks different. She looks like me!' Everyone was so skinny and white and perfect.” The ultimate goal for both women is normalize diversity in modeling. Howard explains, “Diversity is such a buzz word at the moment in the media and fashion. And we just want it to be normal.”

What do you think of the All Women Project?

Would a more diverse fashion industry impact other areas of society? In what ways?

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  • buzymum By buzymum

    I applaud the "all women project." Having three daughters I am well aware of how the media perpetuates a false idea of perfection. The fashion world has a huge impact on how girls see themselves. Having models of all shapes and sizes is a start in the right direction. Perhaps in the future we will see women of different heights and average features modeling.

  • abednarek15 By abednarek15

    This is an awesome idea. I think it will be so good for men, women, boys, and girls to see that models and beauty can be found in many different sizes, shapes, and colors. So exciting to see this.

  • Sandicmxr By Sandicmxr

    This campaign is a long time coming. There are several in the works and in watching some of these campaigns they are still showing the "skinny" girls front and center. Why not have the curves sit in a chair and the littles stand behind them?

  • Lora316K By Lora316K

    I am not a straight size nor am I a plus size, but I never see models like that and I have no hope I ever will.

  • Kim1971 By Kim1971

    I love it!! Women come in all shapes and sizes. Models should be too.

  • alleesyi By alleesyi

    Whether it impacts other areas or not, this is a great thing to be doing. We are all different, shapes, colors and sizes. It is what makes us individuals, not copy cats. I love this trend and hope that it contiues

  • Texxasgurl45 By Texxasgurl45

    I think it's great that society doesn't have the same expectations as before. Models don't have to be toothpicks anumore. Women of all shapes and sizes are beautiful. No more body shaming. Yes, being more diverse would impact so many. Out with the old fashioned views and in with the new curvy look

  • ThatsSoMimi By ThatsSoMimi

    This is a fantastic idea that's long overdue, women need to see reflections of themselves in fashion that are authentic. Diversity is here to say.

  • JacquelineCMorillo By JacquelineCMorillo

    I think this is awesome. I love to see women on magazine covers with my body type. I hope in the future my daughter will be able to see you do not have to be size zero to be considered beautiful.

  • leylers By leylers

    I think it's awesome. I have ranged from size 4 to size 22. I think being happy with yourself is the most important thing. It's all just looks - good or bad - doesn't make you who you are - that can't be seen.

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