6 Curvaceous Models Who Are Changing the World of Fashion
The fashion industry is one of the most changing spheres of our life. It has gone through different stages from curvy models with hourglass figures in the ‘50s to super-thin androgynous models in the ‘90s. Today, the world of fashion is changing itself to meet the new body image, which is determined by self-acceptance and body positivity. Ashley Graham, Paloma Elsesser, Candice Huffine, and other influencers are proving that the modeling industry is ready for big changes and they are happening right now.
We at Bright Side want to introduce to you 6 gorgeous models who are redefining the image of a top model, promoting body positivity.
1. Ashley Graham
Ashley Graham is one of the most famous curvaceous top models and an ultimate inspiration for many women. She has paved the way for many plus-size models in the industry and she is a passionate body positivity activist.
In her social media, Ashley is promoting the idea of self-acceptance. She shares makeup and filter-free photos and openly shows the world her postpartum belly with stretch marks. The model tries to encourage others to stop using photoshop and filters and to get rid of non-achievable beauty standards.
“When it comes to photoshop and filters, Facetune and the high-end Photoshop, I think that it is so hurtful and that it’s creating a bigger problem than we’re even aware of right now. Give it a few more years, even 10 years more, and we’re going to be seeing the real effects of it, because people think that they are not pretty enough and they’re not good enough,” Graham said.
2. Paloma Elsesser
Paloma Elsesser was discovered on Instagram by a makeup artist Pat McGrath. Pat was looking for unique faces and then she found Paloma.
Throughout her career, Elsesser has worked with Nike, Fenty Beauty, Proenza Schouler, and Mercedes-Benz. She also appeared in many fashion magazines, including American Vogue, Teen Vogue, Elle, and Glamour.
The model hopes to pave the way for more girls in the industry and promotes diversity in the world of fashion. And she has already become an inspiration for many!
3. Candice Huffine
Candice Huffine took part in numerous New York Fashion Weeks and worked with prominent designers, including Prabal Gurung and Christian Siriano.
The model confessed that shooting for Vogue Italia was a pivotal moment in her career. “That will go down in history for me as a really major moment in my life,” said Candice.
“People were looking at me in a different way. Curvy girls didn’t have the opportunity to do editorial work that much. We were catalogue girls, online, e-commerce. You didn’t really see us in an edgy, high-fashion way. That really changed the game,” added the model.
4. Precious Lee
Precious Lee is another world-famous woman who is redefining the image of a supermodel. Her energy and hard work let her cooperate with many famous designers and take part in numerous projects.
The model presented Versace’s spring 2021 collection in Milan and was thrilled to work with Donatella Versace. And Donatella was glad to work with Lee too.
“Her laughter, the way she moves, the self-confidence, the way she embodies sensuality in her own way. Plus, she is very easy to work with: professional, kind. What more shall I add? I just adore her,” Donatella Versace said about Precious Lee.
5. Iskra Lawrence
In one of her interviews, Iskra shared several rules of self-acceptance that she follows. The model is sure that it’s extremely important to be your own number one fan, to realize that you have complete ownership of your body, and to talk openly about your insecurities.
When asked what she would tell her 15-year-old self, the model replied: “I’d tell my 15-year-old self, ‘this is me.’ I spent way too much time comparing myself to other people and you can never be them — so you constantly feel like you’re failing which is such a negative space to be in. So, when I stopped doing that and realized ‘this is me’ — accepting all the bits that I had issues with — it just really freed me from that mindset.”
In 2016 Iskra Lawrence was named one of BBC’s World’s 100 Women, and in 2019 she was named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 for Europe.
6. Tess Holliday
Tess Holliday is another powerful influencer in the self-acceptance movement. She promotes the idea of body confidence and body positivity, claiming that one doesn’t have to be of a certain size to love their body and enjoy and food they like.
A couple of years ago Tess launched a social media campaign that encouraged plus-size women to wear the clothes they want, despite all imposed societal standards.
Tess Holliday starred in the sustainable fashion campaign by H&M, and appeared in photoshoots for several magazines, including People and Marie Claire UK.
What do you think of modern beauty standards? Do you think they need to be changed?