Update: On a related note, the Observer had this on Sunday:
John Lewis is set to revolutionise the way high street stores use models to sell clothes by becoming the first retailer to use ‘normal-sized’ women in its advertising rather than thin models. The shop, widely respected for its ethical practices, is seeking to address the damaging controversy over ‘size zero’ models by employing a variety of women of different shapes and weights in its promotional activities, including shop window mannequins.
It recently caused a stir in the fashion industry by using a size 12 model to market its summer swimwear collection. After finding that none of its usual British model suppliers had women of that size on their books, the store turned to South African model Lauren Moller.
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