The fashion industry has been inching towards inclusion for the past few years, but it’s really not quite there yet in regards to one of the most important problems: the size of clothing.
Francesca Burns is a stylist that’s now going viral for sharing a photo of a model who couldn’t fit into any of the looks she pulled for her, despite being quite slender.
The internet applauded Francesca for pointing out that the fashion industry still has a huge size issue, and here was what she had to share on Instagram.
Instagram; pictured above is Francesca
She started out by saying, “Hello! Here’s a thought for a Saturday morning…can we make our sample sizes bigger please?”
“I never want anyone on my set to be made to feel “less than.” More often than not I am working with young women who- in spite of being exceptionally beautiful-are living breathing feeling human beings who should never be made to feel like they are “too big” for the clothes.”
“The model in this picture is TINY. A size UK8 at the most. And yet, these Hedi Slimane Celine trousers did not fit her. I had several looks from this collection and none of them fit her. She was not the exception- you are.”
“This is so unacceptable – it is fundamentally wrong to suggest that this is the norm. It isn’t.”
Instagram; pictured above is the photo Francesca shared along with her message about clothing size