Calvin Klein Lingerie Campaign Causes Controversy

Many times fashion campaigns manage to cause controversy. This was the case for the newest Calvin Klein lingerie advertising project. The ad features Myla Dalbesio and brought once again into the spotlight debates about plus-sized models. 

So, following the release of the Perfectly Fit campaign, numerous people took to social media to claim that the girl that Calvin Klein used as a plus-sized model actually is four sizes smaller than the average woman. However, the famous fashion brand never claimed in its campaign that Myla Dalbesio is a plus sized-model.  

“It’s kind of confusing because I’m a bigger girl,” the model claimed in an interview with Elle. “I’m not the biggest girl on the market, but I’m definitely bigger than all the girls (Calvin Klein) has ever worked with, so that’s really intimidating,” the star added. Naturally, her comments caused numerous debates. 

So, even though Calvin Klein never called Myla plus-sized, the fact that she was the largest of all the models featured in the campaign caused a huge scandal in the world of fashion. People claimed on social media that having under consideration how fashion brans behave, there is no wonder that many women in the United States, but not only, develop eating disorders. 

Calvin Klein also issued a statement after the scandal broke. The fashion brand claimed that this campaign only aims to “celebrate and cater to the needs of different women, and these images are intended to communicate that our new line is more inclusive and available in several silhouettes in an extensive range of sizes.”

Well, some claimed that people actually have an old mentality, as models should not be classified depending on their weight and looks. Regardless of such aspects, if they are featured in campaigns, they are all models, as they do the same job. Moreover, it has been said that Myla Dalbasio actually looks the way real woman would like to look. So, Myla looks like a normal woman, as she is not a skinny or an overweight model. Maybe this will be the next trend in fashion campaign, featuring women that have a healthy and a normal body figure.

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