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After the Second World War, the emergence in Paris of the luxurious "New Look" popularised by Christian Dior , with its emphasis on accessorising and femininity, was in direct contrast to the relaxed, easy-wear American look. In the s and s, designers continued to develop the theme of affordable, practical and innovative sportswear, producing clothing that focused on wearability rather than fashion fads, including Anne Fogarty 's coat-and-dress sets and dresses made with removable waistcoats to alter their look.
Along with many other designers, Gernreich took advantage of the development in the mids of upgraded machine-knitting techniques to produce his work. Towards the end of the s, many sportswear designers such as Anne Klein and Halston began to enter business independently, rather than relying on the backing of their manufacturers, or working in association with firms and companies. In a essay titled "Recession Dressing," the writer Kennedy Fraser noted how Halston's work, particularly his success with making basic garments in luxurious fabrics, was that of an "anti-designer" who liberated American women of fashion from needlessly elaborate, conventional high fashion from high-end establishment American designers.
She also singled out Clovis Ruffin and Stephen Burrows. During the s, Lauren, Calvin Klein and Perry Ellis became particularly known for their sportswear designs, made in all-natural fibres such as wool, combed cotton, and linen, which placed them at the top tier of American fashion design alongside the Anne Klein label designed by Donna Karan and Louis Dell'Olio.
In the s Geoffrey Beene , one of the first significant male sportswear designers, incorporated relaxed layering and elements of menswear into his women's clothing - details that continue to widely influence early 21st century industry designers. Designers who do not typically work in the sportswear tradition such as Monique Lhuillier sometimes incorporate elements of sportswear and activewear into their work. Lhuillier, mainly known for formal gowns, introduced sporty necklines and aerodynamic elements into her collection for New York Fashion Week , Fall In Tim Gunn noted that the boundaries between activewear and fashion sportswear had become increasingly blurred since the s, with many people choosing to wear hoodies , tracksuits , yoga pants , and other garments explicitly associated with athletic wear as everyday dress.
Hoodies and tracksuits became popular items of hip-hop fashion from the s to the s. In the late s and s non-American designers began to pay attention to sportswear, and attempted to produce collections following its principle. French couturiers including Dior and Fath simplified their designs for ready-to-wear production, but at first only the Italian designers understood the sportswear principle. John Fairchild , the outspoken publisher of Women's Wear Daily opined that Krizia , Missoni , and other Italian designers were "the first to make refined sportswear.
Before co-founding the business that later became Missoni with his bride Rosita in , Ottavio Missoni , himself an athlete, and his teammate Giorgio Oberweger had an activewear business in Trieste making wool tracksuits christened Venjulia suits.
The quality of Italian sportswear was recognized early on by Robert Goldworm, an American sportswear designer who in joined his New York-based family company Goldworm. In the 21st century, Italian fashion remains a leading source for sportswear design outside the United States. Narciso Rodriguez , who is known for streamlined and pared down clothing, launched in Milan in , but moved to New York in Successful British sportswear designers include Stella McCartney , known for her jumpsuits and easy-to-wear separates.
McCartney was asked to design the athletic uniforms for the Summer Olympics , bringing fashionable sportswear design to the world of high-profile activewear.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about fashionable clothing identified and marketed as 'sportswear'. For clothing for sports, see Sportswear activewear. Fairchild's Dictionary of Fashion 2nd edition. Fairchild Publications, New York. Houghton Mifflin Company, Fashion Institute of Technology. Metropolitan Museum of Art. American Fashion from Head to Toe. Retrieved 24 March The Painting of Modern Life: Shortly afterwards, the annual Lane Bryant fashion show ceased production.
Versace GV Versatile Couture , Valentino Carisma , and others ceased producing the clothing which MO D E relied upon, leaving an unfortunate deficit in the fashion department wardrobes and advertising revenue coffers of MO D E magazine and its successors. Critics, [ citation needed ] however, believed that Grace featured far less stylish fashion content than its predecessor and unwisely pursued an editorial emphasis on weight-related health issues.
Grace Magazine ceased operation due to lack of funding in November , after publishing 10 issues. Charming Shoppes' custom advertorial magazine, Figure , was launched in and was revamped during After elimination from the competition several of the contestants have signed contracts with the Wilhelmina agency, although only Kortnie Coles, Diane Hernandez, Toccara Jones , Whitney Thompson , and Alexandra Underwood have successfully translated their TV celebrity into ongoing modeling careers.
Several homegrown calendar projects featuring models over a U. To date, no calendar has been successful enough to continue beyond its initial launch year. Plus Model Magazine, an online publication was launched in by Madeline Figueroa-Jones, a former plus-size model. The magazine features beauty and fashion editorials, beauty and fashion tips, modeling advice and interviews with plus-size celebrities as well as people working in all facets of the plus-size clothing industry.
Canadian magazine LOU LOU has included specifically produced bi-annual plus-size fashion inserts featuring editorials and product pages since Glamour has declared it will feature more plus-size models as editorial policy after the appearance of a small photograph of model Lizzie Miller caused a groundswell of positive comment.
Elle Quebec featured plus-size models three times on its cover: High fashion print publication V magazine featured seven agency-represented plus-size models in "The Size Issue" 63, photographed by prominent fashion photographers. European magazines, including European editions of Elle and Vogue have featured plus size models on covers and in editorials. Evans , a U. Max Mara started Marina Rinaldi , one of the first high-end clothing lines, for plus-size women in Cheryl Hughes founded Hughes models, the UK's first plus-size agency in In recent years, the most prestigious fashion agencies in the UK have launched plus size divisions.
In , Excel Models merged with Models 1 , one of Europe's most prestigious fashion agencies. Several plus-size retailers in Europe have produced magazines. Marina Rinaldi started MR, a fashion magazine showing Marina Rinaldi fashions on plus-size models in Evans , one of the UK's largest plus-size specialist retailers, launched Encore, an in-store fashion and lifestyle magazine published by Condé Nast in European versions of Vogue and Elle have featured plus size models in many editorials, often photographed by top photographers.
Sophie Dahl appeared on two covers in February and April. The April issue also included a 20 page spread with Lynn. Elle Italia has featured Crystal Renn on its April cover. Elle Belgium featured Deborah Dauchot on its May cover. The plus size industry in Asia is not as developed as in North America or Europe, but a number of Asian plus size models have been featured in press.
Australia has a developed industry with multiple designers and retailers using plus size models in advertising. In recent years, plus size agencies in Australia have launched the careers of several international plus size models, such as Robyn Lawley. BGM Models closed in  due to Donnelly's retirement, with the majority of models moving to the new Curves division  at the established full service agency Vivien's Models.
Bonner is often credited with the discovery of Robyn Lawley as a model, although Lawley had already been modelling at a smaller size  before joining Bella.
In April , Emme model appeared on a cover of New Woman , the first appearance of a plus-size model on an Australian magazine cover. Other magazines that regularly feature plus-size models include Australian Women's Weekly and Dolly.
Madison magazine photographed Robyn Lawley for their May cover. Elena Miro produced a prêt-à-porter runway show in China featuring Asian models in Celebrities who wear clothing larger than a standard U.
Women who have lost weight, dropping below a U. Smith became very well known after appearing in Guess campaigns in , becoming the first plus-size model used in a Guess campaign. The Guess campaign was one of the clothing brand's most successful campaigns. Brooke Elliott has starred in the TV series Drop Dead Diva since as the lead character, Jane Bingham, a plus size lawyer whose body is inhabited by the soul of a fashion model.
Elliott has discussed the perception of plus-size actresses on television,  and describes her body type as normal sized, stating "The majority of women in America look like me. It's one of the things I love about the show. The Next Generation as Terri, a plus-size model. Joanne Borgella was a semi-finalist on the seventh season of American Idol , and is represented by the Wilhelmina Models agency as a plus-size model.
Melissa McCarthy is an actor and comedian. She studied textiles at Southern Illinois University before she became a TV and movie actor, became a fashion designer at age Her first clothing collection, Melissa McCarthy Seven7, is for plus-size women and it will include clothes up to size McCarthy states that "People don't stop at size I feel like there's a big thing missing where you can't dress to your mood above a certain number.
Since her film appearance, Davis had been working as a model in New York. She appeared on TV to speak on the issues of being plus-sized, and on self-esteem, notably on the Tyra Banks talk show episode dealing with the media's response to photographs of Banks in a swimsuit. Davis died at 35 years of age on 10 May Mia Tyler , daughter of Aerosmith singer Steve Tyler and Cyrinda Foxe-Tyler and half-sister of actress Liv Tyler , began plus-size modeling in at age 19 after being discovered by a talent scout for Lane Bryant's V Girl advertising campaign.
Owens is the figurehead of the Curvation  company's range of plus-size apparel and intimates, and the associated "Project Curvation",  an awards program championing confidence in women. Toccara Jones is a model and television personality. In connection with her career in mainstream plus-size modeling she has found a niche in interviews and related photography in lifestyle magazine speaking about self-esteem.
Jones featured in Vogue Italia in in a fur advertorial photographed by Steven Meisel. D'Amour featured in the title role of Avida , a French film selected for the Cannes and Tribeca festivals. The plus-size modelling industry has received general criticism on the premise that acceptance of plus-size models sets a poor health example of weight management. Consumer-based criticism regarding the lower sizes of plus-size models is becoming commonplace and wide-spread.
While the reputed 'average' dress size of an American women is size 14, the majority of models represented as plus-size are between a US size ; therefore the models do not reflect the average consumer size. Plus-size models engage in unhealthy habits such as eating salty foods to retain water weight and fluctuating size to please clients.
German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld and other fashion designers have deferred on the use of plus-size models through a lack of interest in the consumers associated with the term plus-size. Lagerfeld in particular has been vocal on the matter of his preferred clientele: In addition, the industry has been criticized for lacking in racial diversity.
In February , Australian model Stefania Ferrario and television presenter Ajay Rochester began a campaign to end the use of the term "plus size" to describe models who are above a US dress size 4 by the modelling industry.
Ferrario posted a picture with the caption "I am a model FULL STOP" with the hashtag " droptheplus" which gained coverage in the media and was heavily discussed, with mixed, but mostly positive reactions, on social media and within the fashion industry. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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