Natural Model Management

When it comes to model sizes, what exactly is “normal”?

Katie Halchishick has been a plus-size model and a quote-unquote normal model and now owns Los Angeles-based modeling agencyNatural Model Management, founded “by models for models,” with the mission to “[values]models and their natural build and body size and encourage models to find a healthy balance in life and in their bodies.”

Fashionista has a fascinating story about Halchishick, her career and the controversy over models’ weight. The article includes this startling quote from Halchishick during her size 8 days:

“As I got smaller I had to wear fat suits and padding, and that worked [keeping clients] for a while.”

Fashionista also has images, pictured below, of the model-turned agency owner in her many sizes over the years.


What do you think? Is the fashion industry ready for “natural” sizes?

Published Feb. 1, 2012 at