Edie Campbell still can’t believe she was deemed ‘too fat’ for fashion show

Edie Campbell was “absolutely fuming” when she was told she was “too fat” to open a show at Milan Fashion Week earlier this year. The British model, who is a U.S. size two (U.K. size six), revealed on Instagram in February that she had been set to ope…

Edie Campbell was “absolutely fuming” when she was told she was “too fat” to open a show at Milan Fashion Week earlier this year.

The British model, who is a U.S. size two (U.K. size six), revealed on Instagram in February that she had been set to open for a label, but they decided she was “too fat” to open their show.

Opening up about the incident with Britain’s The Guardian, the 29-year-old, who walked for brands such as Fendi and Alberta Ferretti during that Milan Fashion Week, said she was “incensed” her agent only heard the news through word-of-mouth gossip.

“I was absolutely fuming to be told by a brand that I was ‘too fat’ to open this year’s Milan Fashion Week. A chain of Chinese whispers got back to my agent, who had to call and tell me that, ‘It had been a little bit difficult in the fitting’ and ‘You’re a little bit bigger than you were last year.’ I was incensed that I had to find out that way,” she recalled.

At the time, Campbell revealed the news by sharing a picture of her and her friend, artist Christabel MacGreevy, eating pastries for breakfast in a hotel room.

“When a brand says you are ‘too big’ to open their show so you get round @christabitch to have a slap up brekkie,” the model wrote. “By ‘too big’ I don’t mean ‘too famous’ I mean Too Fat.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the catwalk star admitted modelling had its challenges.

“Modelling is hard and strange in slippery ways. Being put in front of a camera and told to be sexy can be cringe-worthy – until you’ve worked it out,” she explained. “Quite often you’re standing in front of the camera and someone will say, ‘Can you dance?’ and you’re the only person in the room dancing. It’s mortifying.”

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Ezra Miller and Keiynan Lonsdale model dresses ahead of Met Museum’s new exhibition

Ezra Miller and Love, Simon actor Keiynan Lonsdale have posed in dresses from The Met Museum’s upcoming 2019 exhibition Camp: Notes on Fashion.Like previous years, the collection will officially be on display following the annual Met Gala, which takes …

Ezra Miller and Love, Simon actor Keiynan Lonsdale have posed in dresses from The Met Museum’s upcoming 2019 exhibition Camp: Notes on Fashion.

Like previous years, the collection will officially be on display following the annual Met Gala, which takes place on 6 May (19), where guests typically take their dress code cue from the museum’s exhibit theme.

Modelling some of the camp pieces, Ezra and Keiynan are joined by model Edie Campbell in an editorial for Vogue.

Both actors are dressed in designs by Thom Browne; Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them actor Ezra in a mash-up of a bride and groom look from the fashion star’s spring 18 line, and Keiynan in a fall 19 outfit, consisting of a tuxedo top and a pleated skirt.

“Everything flips upside down in this theatre of high drama,” Ezra told the fashion glossy.

In a second image, Keiynan dons a powder-pink 18th-century robe a la francaise-inspired dress by Vivienne Westwood, from fall 95.

“It’s so easy to play it safe, but that’s not camp,” the 27-year-old noted.

Sharing the photos on Instagram, he added to his followers: “Thank you @voguemagazine for including me in your 2019 May Issue. I can’t even believe this happened. Thank you with all of my heart.”

Meanwhile, Edie channels bird-like beauty for her image, in a pink and purple feather Moschino gown, from spring 16.

Camp: Notes on Fashion, influenced by American writer Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay Notes on ‘Camp’, runs from 9 May to 8 September at the New York art institution. Dresses by Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Bob Mackie, and Versace will also feature.

In the exhibition overview, museum curators explain: “Through more than 250 objects dating from the 17th century to the present, The Costume Institute’s spring 2019 exhibition will explore the origins of camp’s exuberant aesthetic. Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay Notes on ‘Camp’ provides the framework for the exhibition, which examines how the elements of irony, humour, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion.”

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Edie Campbell pulled from opening MFW show for being ‘too fat’

Edie Campbell was told she was “too big” to open for a label during Milan Fashion Week.The model, who has a waist width of 25”, 35” hips and wears a tiny U.K. size 6, has so far walked for Fendi and Alberta Ferretti during the Milan run of show…

Edie Campbell was told she was “too big” to open for a label during Milan Fashion Week.

The model, who has a waist width of 25”, 35” hips and wears a tiny U.K. size 6, has so far walked for Fendi and Alberta Ferretti during the Milan run of shows.

But she revealed to her Instagram followers that one fashion house deemed her too fat to open for them.

“When a brand says you are “too big” to open their show so you get round @christabitch to have a slap up brekkie,” she wrote on her Instagram Stories, tagging her pal, artist Christabel MacGreevy in the post.

“By “too big” I don’t mean “too famous” I mean Too Fat.”

In the snap, taken in a hotel room, Edie posed with a large croissant hanging out of her mouth. There were also smoothies, mini jam jars and other pastries seen on the table.

The 28-year-old Brit has never been one to shy away from important issues, and was one of the first models to speak out when the #MeToo movement began gaining momentum in late 2017.

Writing a piece for WWD, Edie, who has never experienced harassment, addressed the ongoing sexual harassment of models, both male and female, in the fashion industry.

“We have a problem: We operate within a culture that is too accepting of abuse, in all of its manifestations. This can be the ritual humiliation of models, belittling of assistants, power plays and screaming fits. We have come to see this as simply a part of the job,” she vented.

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Irina Shayk tapped as new face of Marc Jacobs Beauty

Irina Shayk has been tapped to front the latest campaign for Marc Jacobs Beauty.The 32-year-old made history as the first Russian model to grace the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2011, and will represent her nation once again in new…

Irina Shayk has been tapped to front the latest campaign for Marc Jacobs Beauty.

The 32-year-old made history as the first Russian model to grace the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2011, and will represent her nation once again in new marketing imagery for Marc Jacobs Beauty, which will debut in Sephora Russia on 14 January (19).

“I’ve loved and admired Marc for his wonderful fashions and overarching vision of beauty,” the fashion icon said in a statement. “It’s such an honour to represent Marc Jacobs Beauty in my home country.”

Irina has previously collaborated with brands including Givenchy and Alberta Ferretti. For the Marc Jacobs Beauty campaign, she was photographed by David Sims and is seen wearing purple eye make-up and a matching purple headscarf.

“When we entered Russia earlier in the year, we knew we wanted to have someone who inherently matched the beauty and strength of the region. Irina was a natural choice, and we’re thrilled to add her to the group of impressive women who have represented Marc Jacobs Beauty,” insisted Tara Loftis, vice president of marketing at Kendo Brands, which is responsible for Marc Jacobs Beauty.

Edie Campbell, Winona Ryder, and Adwoa Aboah have all previously served as the face of the label, while Kate Moss’ 16-year-old daughter Lila marked her modelling debut for Marc Jacobs Beauty in October.

Irina also took to social media to personally announce the new gig, posting pictures from the upcoming campaign alongside snaps of her walking the runway for Marc Jacobs’ fashion line.

“So excited to finally announce that I’ll be the newest face of @marcbeauty! @themarcjacobs thank you for the continual love and support. So excited for what’s to come,” she wrote.

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Victoria Beckham celebrates 10 years with triumphant homecoming show

English designer Victoria Beckham declared “it’s great to be back” as she made her debut at London Fashion Week on Sunday (16Sep18).Beckham usually shows off her namesake label during the New York Fashion Week round of runways, but to mark the br…

English designer Victoria Beckham declared “it’s great to be back” as she made her debut at London Fashion Week on Sunday (16Sep18).

Beckham usually shows off her namesake label during the New York Fashion Week round of runways, but to mark the brand’s 10th anniversary, the former popstar decided on a homecoming show.

With her family, including husband David, and children Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper, sitting front row, Beckham wowed the fashion crowd with her spring/ summer 19 collection, which was packed full of delicate lace negligees, flowing florals and tailored trousers featuring a front split to show off shoes.

“It’s great to be back,” she stated post-show, reports Fashionista. “I’ve had family members here that have never been to a show of mine. They’ve never seen what I’ve done, so it’s great to feel part of London Fashion Week.”

Her mum and dad, Jackie and Tony, and her sister Louise were also at the London showcase, as was David’s mum Sandra and his sister Joanne. British Vogue editor Edward Enninful and close family friend Tana Ramsay also watched as models, including Liya Kebede, Edie Campbell and catwalk veteran Stella Tennant, stormed the runway.

“I feel proud of me and my team,” Beckham gushed backstage.”This feels like a new chapter. I’ve got new investors, I’ve got a new CEO (Paolo Riva) working — he started two weeks ago — there’s so much more now that I can do.”

And talking about the new clothes, which also include trench coats, wide-legged trousers and a gold brocade suit, Beckham explained that it was her aim to celebrate all women.

“It’s all about celebrating women, not just the Victoria Beckham woman – we haven’t always done so in the past,” she commented.

Victoria carried on the celebration with a star-studded Vogue party later on Sunday.

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Donatella Versace on her new collection: ‘It’s for every woman’

Donatella Versace’s latest collection is aimed at all women.The Versace head showed off her latest designs at Milan Fashion Week on Friday (23Feb18), with the runway full of bold colours and prints, as well as the fashion house’s signature gold chain d…

Donatella Versace’s latest collection is aimed at all women.

The Versace head showed off her latest designs at Milan Fashion Week on Friday (23Feb18), with the runway full of bold colours and prints, as well as the fashion house’s signature gold chain detailing.

Talking about the fall 18 line, Donatella told Vogue in a video: “(It’s) a continuation of last year. What (it) represents is the family of Versace. They are different characters. There is a punkish one, there is a more sophisticated one, the mystery woman, and the young, young school girl with sneakers.

“There is not one for this collection, it’s a lot of woman coming together and be courageous and be strong (sic).”

To show off the bold designs, Donatella hired an army of strong models to walk for her. Gigi Hadid, Kaia Gerber, Anja Rubik, Edie Campbell, Binx Walton and Natalia Vodianova were among those strutting their stuff.

Among the collection were pieces that seemed to be a nod to ’90s icon Cher Horowitz, from cult teen movie Clueless. Her iconic yellow chequered skirt suit was re-imagined for the millennial market, with Donatella creating multiple skirt suits, sweaters, jackets and trousers in purple, yellow, green and blue chequered and plaid prints.

During the behind-the-scenes shoot for Vogue, some of the models summed up what they loved about Versace in one sentence.

“She’s not afraid to take chances,” Anja smiled, while Teddy Quinlivan added: “Strength, empowerment, femininity.”

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Christopher Bailey looking for adventure post-Burberry

Christopher Bailey is looking for his next adventure after showing his final collection for Burberry.Bailey went out with a bang on Saturday (17Feb18), with Cara Delevingne, Adwoa Aboah, and Edie Campbell all walking in Burberry’s London Fashion Week s…

Christopher Bailey is looking for his next adventure after showing his final collection for Burberry.

Bailey went out with a bang on Saturday (17Feb18), with Cara Delevingne, Adwoa Aboah, and Edie Campbell all walking in Burberry’s London Fashion Week show.

The fall/winter 2018 collection was a tribute to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community, with openly gay Bailey creating garments in rainbow colours, which he matched with Burberry’s signature check print.

Talking about his post-Burberry plans, the English designer admitted to The New York Times that he is yet to line up his next job, but he couldn’t hide his excitement at what the future holds for him.

“I really don’t have any fixed plans yet. It might be something big and public. It could be something small and entrepreneurial. But whatever it is, I am definitely after another adventure,” he smiled.

Bailey announced his exit plans in October (17) after 17 years at the helm. He’ll remain president and chief creative officer until 31 March 2018, when he will step down from the board, though he will stay at the company until the end of the year in order to ensure a smooth transition.

His successor is yet to be announced, though speculation is rife that either ex-Celine designer Phoebe Philo or Kim Jones, who recently departed Louis Vuitton, will take the job.

“Working at Burberry has been one of the great privileges of my life, and I hope that the next person we bring in feels as inspired and ambitious about this brand as I have,” Bailey commented. “Burberry has been like my family; it runs through my veins.

“But I just had to make a decision. Burberry was clearly at the start of a new chapter. Would I, could I, commit to another five or 10 years there, and keep doing what I know in a world that is so familiar? Or do I explore another way of life, and at the same time spend some more time with my husband, Simon, and my two beautiful little girls?”

Bailey married actor Simon Woods in 2012, and they have daughters Iris, three, and Nell, two.

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Katie Grand to switch up Love Advent following sexual abuse allegations in fashion

Katie Grand’s notoriously sexy Love Advent will be different this year (18) in the wake of the #MeToo movement.Ever since a group of women accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and abuse in October 2017, a wave of actresses and mode…

Katie Grand’s notoriously sexy Love Advent will be different this year (18) in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

Ever since a group of women accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and abuse in October 2017, a wave of actresses and models, female and male, have come forward with their own stories of sexual misconduct.

In fashion, Cameron Russell and Edie Campbell have been leading voices in the fight against mistreatment, with Love editor Katie throwing her full support behind the changes taking place in the industry.

“Love Advent was shot for fun, with full collaboration of all the models involved,” Katie began in a chat with the London Evening Standard. “They were involved in the creative and what they wanted to do and we had 170 million views.

“Yes, (I would do it differently now), so much has changed since we shot this in September, we will continue to collaborate closely with the girls on any films we shoot for Love – Advent or otherwise.”

The 2017 offering featured, among others, Emily Ratajkowski rolling around in pasta while wearing lingerie, Stella Maxwell eating an ice cream and riding a stationary bike in her underwear and Barbara Palvin pole dancing.

Although she’s never seen anything untoward on a shoot, Katie admitted she was familiar with photographers demanding a lot of models.

“What I have witnessed a lot more of is (the model being told), ‘Oh, we’re going to shoot till four in the morning, we’re going to put you in a water tank and tie you up, so you can’t swim. You don’t mind, do you?'” she explained.

“Photographers generally don’t listen. You can say all you want, (or say), ‘You can’t do that.’ But if you’ve got 30 people standing there all saying, ‘It’s 10 o’clock, I’ve got a party to go to, and you say, ‘Oh, come on take your clothes off and get in the water tank’, the girl’s going to agree, unless she’s pretty strong. Lara Stone would tell you to f**k off. She did: on a shoot with photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. They were some of the most iconic images we’ve ever produced.”

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Edie Campbell addresses sexual harassment of models in Q&A session

Edie Campbell opened up about sexual harassment within the fashion industry in a question and answer session with Love magazine.The English model took part in the intimate talk hosted by the bi-annual publication at Dover Street Market in London on Mon…

Edie Campbell opened up about sexual harassment within the fashion industry in a question and answer session with Love magazine.

The English model took part in the intimate talk hosted by the bi-annual publication at Dover Street Market in London on Monday night (29Jan18), where she spoke openly about the allegations of sexual abuse by famous fashion photographers such as Terry Richardson, as well as how to improve the working conditions without impacting creativity.

Edie also related the situation to the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal currently sweeping Hollywood.

“We all started checking perceived behaviours in our industries post-Weinstein,” she began. “In the case of the fashion industry, everyone looked around and said: ‘It’s all Terry.’ Well it’s not all Terry. That’s a cop-out.”

The former British Vogue cover girl, who previously worked with Mario Testino, another top fashion photographer to be accused of sexual exploitation, went on to say that sharing experiences with fellow models prompted her to speak out about the issue.

“I’m talking for the people who can’t cope, because you shouldn’t need to be made of steel to do this job,” she declared.

Edie first brought attention to the issue of sexual harassment in the fashion industry when she wrote an open letter published by WWD last November.

“Why do I feel compelled to write this? Because we have reached a turning point,” she began her lengthy post. “This could be the moment at which everyone within the fashion industry takes stock of where we are, and the culture we operate within and perpetuate. This could be a moment to be honest about the behaviour we sanction, a pause, or a moment of self-reflection.”

The 27-year-old, who has walked for the likes of Chanel, Calvin Klein and Yves Saint Laurent, also spoke on behalf of male models being abused in the industry and implored everybody to “examine the behaviour we have normalised”.

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