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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

KATE DILLON IN AMERICAN VOGUE

Hey curvy girls,
Picture: Vogue.com
I think Vogue Italia may be rubbing off on American Vogue. In the April 2010 issue Vogue featured plus size super model Kate Dillon in a feature called, "A Life In Full" they also did an online feature on their website.

Dillon is a size 10  and she gets an ample amount of work as a plus size model. She has been modeling since 1992 and is one of the most recognizable faces in plus size modeling.

Here is an excerpt from the online article written by Sally Singer:
After working for nearly two decades in the fashion industry, she knows better than most that when the clothes don't fit you right, move on: It's the clothes, not you. She describes her professional life thus far as Modeling 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0. Modeling 1.0 began in 1992, when she was seventeen years old, a grunge beach babe from San Diego sought after by the likes of Richard Avedon and Peter Lindbergh for her beautiful face; pals with Kate Moss and the coolest stars of the post-supermodel, heroin-chic era; a size 4 or 6; and in the throes of a "nontrivial eating disorder. When I was skinny, I was really self-conscious. I felt so fat all the time." She recalls being on a shoot with a skinnier model where both felt inadequate. "If I had your face or you had my body, we'd be perfect," she recalls her colleague saying. And then Dillon remembers looking around and thinking, The photographer isn't in shape, the fashion editor doesn't eat and doesn't look happy about it, and the fashion assistant has body issues. Soon after, in 1993, Dillon had an intestinal virus for ten days. "Someone in fashion said, 'You look amazing.' I lost any faith in the belief that being pretty or skinny was better than being anything else."
checkout some of the photo shoot footage:

2 comments:

Jen said...

She is stunning. Great post :)

stylishous said...

How unfortunate that a size 10 was ever made to feel inadequate in the world of modeling to the point of making herself sick. I am so glad to see she is confident & doing her thing now.

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