Robyn Lawley has fronted a size inclusive lingerie show for plus-size fashion retailer Simply Be.
The Australian star was joined on Tuesday (06Nov18) by models Hayley Hasselhoff, Felicity Hayward and Ashley James, in a show that featured models from U.S. sizes 8-20 (U.K. sizes 10-22). Robyn, who recently started a petition urging consumers to boycott Victoria’s Secret over its alleged lack of body diversity, praised Simply Be for its inclusive presentation.
“I started the petition with the help of a few women who have the same sentiments,” she explained in a statement. “I’ve worked with Simply Be over the years and I’ve witnessed them champion women of all shapes and sizes throughout all of their campaigns.”
Ann Steer, Chief Customer Officer at N Brown Group who own Simply Be, said that the We’re All Angels show was intended to “eliminate the idea that we are defined by our bodies.”
“This isn’t about thin shaming – we just think it’s time we saw more diversity in terms of size in advertising campaigns and on runways,” she added.
In addition to her petition, Robyn also encouraged women to share photos of themselves “as you are (not airbrushed and beautiful)” with the #weareallangels hashtag, and pledged to donate one bra to the I Support the Girls non-profit for every woman that posted a picture.
The 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is scheduled to take place in New York on Thursday (08Nov), with Angels including Adriana Lima and Behati Prinsloo, as well as Kendall Jenner and sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid all taking to the catwalk. Swedish model Elsa Hosk has been chosen to wear this year’s coveted Fantasy Bra.
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