Victoria’s Secret is trying to make a comeback after their chief marketing officer made offensive remarks in regards to plus size and transgender models!
Victoria’s Secret is turning things around as they sign their first-ever “plus-size” model! In partnership with London-based lingerie retailer Bluebella, Model Ali Tate Cutler is the trailblazer who was given this opportunity!
The model took to her Instagram to share the amazing news posting a picture of herself in a lingerie piece with the caption;
“I believe I’m the first size 14 on @victoriassecret? Regardless I’m pretty stoked to work with a brand I idolized when I was a teen. Great step in the right direction for bodies,”
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At the launch today for @victoriassecret and @bluebella at their flagship store in NYC. I believe I’m the first size 14 on @victoriassecret? Regardless I’m pretty stoked to work with a brand I idolized when I was a teen. Great step in the right direction for bodies. Available online @victoriassecret and at select stores across the country and UK.
Cutler’s photo was posted inside of a victoria secret flagship store which she says was a dream come true on top of being able to be the face of change in Victoria’s secret brand!
“It feels amazing, I feel on top of the world… it felt surreal,” she said about the picture which she took with three other models. “I never expected that I was going to see an image of myself on the wall next to these top supermodels that I have been looking up to since I was a little girl.”
Now, Cutler is only a size 14 which in fashion is considered plus size, however, for America that is the average size of a woman which she explains!
“I don’t get hung up on the term [plus size]. Size 14 is actually the average size of women in America and I do think that we need to see more of it in media and fashion because most women are that size. So, we need to be accurately represented in brands and media.”
It only makes sense that VS partner with Bluebella bring on Cutler given that their slogan is;
“self-love, self-acceptance and championing individuality,”
All of this comes just a year after chief marketing officer Ed Razek was slammed with complaints about a remark about the plus-size and transgender models.
in a Vogue interview, Razek was heard saying that transgender and plus-size models shouldn’t be included in the company’s famed televised fashion show “because the show is a fantasy.”
That caught the attention of many including some of the models who actually are now refusing to do another show for VS like Shanina Shaik.
Congrats to Cutler on this new deal and we cant wait to see what is in store for this partnership!