• Mon, Jul 11 2011

Models: Super Agency Models1 Forms Plus-Size Division For High Fashion Work

Major UK modeling agency Models1 (the Brit equivalent of Elite, which represents supes like Alessandra Ambrosio, Amber Valetta and Linda Evangelista) has united with plus-size agency Excel to form “excel-Models1,” the focus of which is to groom plus-size models specifically for high fashion and runway work. Models1 told British Vogue:

“It’s an exciting time for us. We’re working on building an amazing stable of curvy girls. We’ll be scouting in the UK, scouting international girls who’ve never worked in the UK – we want to create a really strong offering of plus-sized girls.”

This marks Models1 first serious venture into fostering the careers of quality plus-size women (like Ford, a historically straight-size agency with a strong plus board boasting Crystal Renn and Alyona Osmanova, among others). I know some of you out there might have a “What the hell took them so long?” reaction to this, but progress is progress…

Here’s hoping we see more “plus-size” women on the catwalk. By which we mean women who are 5’10” with endless legs and not necessarily a “loose 2.”

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