Out Loud: A Plus-Size Revolution?

The New Yorker

Plus-size remains a marginalized segment of the fashion industry, despite the fact that today the majority of American women wear a size fourteen or above. In this week’s magazine, Lizzie Widdicombe writes about a community of designers, models, and bloggers who are revitalizing the plus-size fashion world and celebrating full-figured women.  On this week’s Out Loud, Widdicombe joins host Sasha Weiss, the literary editor of newyorker.com, along with the staff writer Judith Thurman, who writes frequently about fashion for the magazine, to discuss how thin became fashionable, why most designers still shy away from plus sizes, and whether the industry might change over time to accommodate bigger bodies. Thurman says, “Large women are much less uniform than thin women and yet their clothes have been much more uniform. And that’s a discrepancy that really needs to be addressed.”

  • You can listen to the episode above or by downloading it for free from iTunes.
  • Click here for more New Yorker podcasts.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s