People has reported that Project Runway will be breaking from traditional and will now be featuring models from size 2-22. It would be better if the show didn’t cap the sizes at 22 but we can acknowledge the steps it has made to change for the better. The average model size in America is a size 0 or 00 despite the average woman being a size 16 in the US.
Heidi Klum told Entertainment Tonight that some of the designers weren’t comfortable working with larger clothing — but that they needed to get comfortable with it:
“I believe we should have done [it] already years and years and years ago,” she said. “This is the real world. Not everyone is, you know, runway figure or what the runway figure used to be. You have to dress real people, and real people come in different sizes: short, tall, more voluptuous, skinny. … There is many of us, and so a real designer needs to know how to do that. So get with it.”