Fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi, who serves as a judge on the television show Project Runway: All Stars, said recently that the term “plus-size” should be abandoned and that larger sizes should be incorporated into a range of all sizes of clothing.
Mizrahi held up QVS, which distributes his brand and features his clothing and all the clothing it sells in sizes from XXS to XXXL, as a model for all retailers.
“I don’t want to speak to a plus-sized woman different than I speak to a woman,” he told HuffPost Live on Monday.
Isaac Mizrahi is onto something here. The fashion designer, who says he was relegated to the “husky” section in department stores as a boy, sees no reason to ghettoize petite and plus sizes when selling apparel. "If you're going to do clothes, you need to do them in a whole size range,” he says. That could cause a headache for retailers, but it could be a revolution for consumers who have rejected the notions of cool, skinny-kid superiority touted by the likes of Abercrombie & Fitch, which has suffered under the weight of mean-boy comments by its CEO along those lines. Your move, clothing retailers.