Muse Management.’ data-reactid=”18″>Admittedly, casting Kortleve was a big move for the brands. However, it also sparked a debate online about what’s considered “plus size” in the fashion community. (For reference, Kortleve is 5′ 9″ with a 31″ waist, according to Muse Management.
I cannot fathom how this lady is classed as a plus size model, the fashion industry really need to re-evaluate their classifications. This lady is a healthy weight and BMI visually
— Emma McDonald (@WMpsychclinic) March 6, 2020
said. “I’m plus size 3X — put me on the runway and then let’s celebrate change in the way we view and accept women in the fashion industry.”’ data-reactid=”22″>“This woman is not plus size,” another Twitter user said. “I’m plus size 3X — put me on the runway and then let’s celebrate change in the way we view and accept women in the fashion industry.”
Though responses to Kortleve’s debut have been mixed, she’s been using her Instagram platform to try to promote body positivity and inclusitivioty. On March 3, she reflected on her experience walking the Chanel runway for the first time, noting that “there’s a much-needed change happening on the runway” and that she’s “proud and … grateful to be a part of it.”
She continues in her post: “This whole month has been a dream and I never expected that it was even possible for me to walk on the runway, let alone be included in the amazing shows this season. Thank you. My heart is filled with gratitude and love.”
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