With the recent outcry over skinny models, Jean Paul Gaultier took the fashion world to task by sending Velvet d’Amour (pictured, strutting her ample stuff) down the runway at his recent Paris show.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports:
In what seemed more of a nod to front-row guest, the burlesque artiste Dita Von Teese, Gaultier sent out the plus-sized Paris-based American model and actress Velvet d’Amour, 39, in a satin corset and negligee. The rest of his collection was on a “workout” theme, an athletic wear-inspired collection of silk track pants, hooded sweat tops and dresses.
He couldn’t put the fat model in track pants because overweight people never excercise. And he probably wouldn’t have gotten as much press.