The Curvy Blog » size appropriation
Posted on May 03 2022
I recently watched a new documentary on Netflix called “White Hot: The Rise and Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch.” It’s definitely worth a watch if you haven’t seen it yet! I was fascinated by the story of turning the company around from a strategic standpoint and following the company’s demise due to the behaviour of their narcissistic leader (former CEO, Mike Jeffries), and negative publicity surrounding the company’s racist, ableist, fatphobic and sexist hiring practices.
Posted on April 05 2021
Size appropriation in fashion means using plus-size or curve models in advertising as a means to attract plus-sized customers, without actually doing the work or selling products to cater to the majority of plus-sized people. Basically, it’s a teaser or a bait and switch.
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