Calvin Klein model Myla Dalbesio being typed as plus size.
Myla Dalbesio, a size 10 appeared in the new Calvin Klein campaign “Perfectly fit” along side Jourdan Dunn, Amanda Wellsh, JiHye Park and the face of the brand, Lara Stone. Via numerous online media Dalbesio was referred to as “plus size”. Elle Online captions “Largest model ever landing a deal with Calvin Klein”.
This says less about Calvin Klein who opted for various body types in a campaign named ‘perfectly fit’ and more about the disconnected fashion industry referring to Dalbesio as plus size when in fact Dalbesio is skinnier than a gross of female fashion consumers. ” I’m among one of many girls that are ‘in-betweenies.’ We’re not skinny enough to be a straight size and not large enough to be a plus size. We’re in the middle, and there’s no market for that. You can’t be a plus-size model or model for Plus Size brands because then the women who are truly plus-sized get pissed, and rightfully so – Myla Dalbesio”