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Fashioning Fat: Inside Plus-Size Modeling

Amanda M. Czerniawski


Fashioning Fat takes us through a model’s day-to-day activities, first at open calls at modeling agencies and then through fashion shows and photo shoots. This bookshows that the mission of many of these models is to challenge our standards of beauty that privilege the thin body; they show us that fat can be sexy. Many plus-size models do often succeed in overcoming years of self-loathing and shame over their bodies, yet these women are not the ones in charge of beauty’s construction or dissemination. At the corporate level, the fashion industry perpetuates their objectification. Plus-size mod ... More

Keywords: fat, beauty, plus-size modeling, fashion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780814770399
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814770399.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amanda M. Czerniawski, author
Temple University