We caught up with Thibault Masson, who created Plus-Size-Tall a year ago with an aim to encourage all initiatives making plus size fashion more visible – not only for plus size women but also for tall women and big and tall men. Here she explains more about their hunt to find the next plus-size model.
Tell us about plus-size-tall.com?
We have created a plus size community where people can keep up to date with plus size news, buy clothes, swap clothes and ideas, and share their own styles. As well as this online activity, we also wish to take action via real life events such as the Plus Size Modelling Competition.
Can you tell us more about the plus-size model competition?
plus-size-tall.com has chosen to partner with the American event The Curvy Revolution, which is the biggest plus size event in the world. We will be searching for the UK’s Plus Size model. Participants can send their photos in to the Plus-Size-Tall Community and then it is down to the other members to vote and decide who their favourite model is! The winning model will then be picked by our professional jury and sent to Las Vegas in February 2011 to hit the catwalk at The Curvy Revolution.
Why should people enter the competition?
This competition is the chance to go to Las Vegas to catwalk amongst the pros! This is a one-of-a kind opportunity, endorsed by the top British clothing brand Evans. The same event was a great success in France where the girls and their audience had a great time modelling, voting and watching!
What prize will the winner receive?
Each finalist will get to select and keep their outfits each worth over £100, the two runners up will receive £250 of Evans vouchers, and the lucky winner will receive £500 worth of Evans clothing, a plane trip to Las Vegas and accommodation at the Las Vegas Planet Hollywood Hotel. She will also take part in the Curvy Revolution official fashion show, modelling on the catwalk amongst some of America’s leading plus size models.
Who are you favourite plus-size models?
Johanna Dray would be our favourite French model, and we are lucky to have her as our sponsor for Ma-Grande-Taille.com. We also admire all the beautiful participants we have had in our French model search, and all those getting ready to take part in our British one!
What is so great about plus-size fashion?
Plus Size is definitely on the move at the moment, especially with more and more interest from designers and celebrities like Beth Ditto who has had two collections at Evans. The fact that plus size fashion is more and more visible means that a lot of women no longer suffer from the frustration of not finding the clothes or information they are looking for. They have been heard and now have great pride in being who they are, and being beautiful!
Think you have what it takes? Click here to enter!