When it comes to fashion, plus size isn’t something that is on display that often, especially in fashion shows. On the catwalk, models are usually a size two, which leaves the majority of consumers wondering where they fit in the industry. Project Runway mentor Tim Gunn, 60, wants to change that.
“I would like to do a season of ‘Project Runway’ where every model is larger than a size 12,” Gunn told The Hollywood Reporter during a reality TV roundtable.
Some Project Runway viewers may remember season 10 when designer Ven Budhu criticized his non-model client for being plus size. That episode was hard to watch, but the designer did get a mouthful from the judges. The fact that Gunn would like to see a season devoted to plus-size models is refreshing and it gives a different spin on the reality-competition series.
The fashion guru has always been vocal about his desire to work with real women.