Once again, there is a size revolution. The ramp model is changing. There is a new definition of size. Thin is no longer in. It's time for the real women of the world to be counted as the movers and shakers in the world of fashion. Real women are now defining the look of the new-age model.
It all began with one photo shoot! 'Glamour' magazine's model Lizzie Miller though not technically 'plus sized', shocked readers by refusing to be airbrushed. Readers of Glamour instantly identified with the model. From being 'that woman on page 194' Lizzie Miller, has set the ball rolling and rekindled the debate on the ideal size of a woman's figure.
The fashion world went gaga over size zero. Milan, Paris, Tokyo - the catwalks were teeming with pencil thin models. With size zero becoming the fad, models and wannabe models went on a drastic diet and weight reduction regimen, endangering their health. Is size zero the benchmark for beauty? Many polls say that 8 out of 10 women feel that size zero is really sexy and attractive, though they admit that it may not be always healthy. And then, even as the fashion world looked on, size zero claimed its first victim.
While Kareena set off a trend of sorts in Bollywood and urban India, many fashion designers across the country dismissed the size zero concept. Size zero, they said, was an unnatural size for Indian women. And now, according to reports, Kareena has gained a bit of weight and is no longer size zero. Meanwhile, 'Glamour' has decided to take it a step ahead. Their upcoming November issue will have more on plus sized models'. With this glamorous four page cover story on the plus sized models, will the fashion world say goodbye to 'size zero' for ever? We wonder.