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Is Kate Upton Paving the Way for More Plus Size Designer Fashion?

Garnering attention the world over for her girl-next-door looks, feminine curves, and life-embracing personality, Kate Upton is on the rise in the world of high fashion. In an industry dominated by skeletal models, the 21-year-old starlet’s curvaceous frame is once again sparking a heated debate of body image among fashion’s elite. Vogue’s June cover shoot brought her voluptuous figure to the center of media attention; this time prompting Vogue’s Editor-in Chief Anna Wintour to speak up, “If the high-fashion world seems incapable of figuring out what to do with her…then that’s its loss.” The industry has long been in a battle over women’s sizes, from the days of heroin chic to the fame of plus size supermodels like Mia Tyler.

Marissa Stempien

Marissa Stempien is a freelance writer and editor with a focus on travel, fashion, lifestyle, and culture. Her work has been featured in a number of print and online publications including ABC News, Popsugar, Huffington Post, JustLuxe, Luxury Living and CityGirlGoneMom. Marissa is an avid traveler and is always looking to visit somewhere new or unexplored. Her unique lifestyle has given way to her...(Read More)

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