This has been my message from the start of my blog: size diversity! And isn’t this just great news? A modeling agency JAG that represents women of all sizes? In an industry that likes to categorize women as “straight size” 0-2 US or “plus size” 12-16 US, it’s a revolutionary concept. But that’s just what former Ford agents Gary Dakin and Jaclyn Sarka, both of whom co-directed Ford’s plus board for many years, have done in setting up their new agency Jag. “We are the first agency in New York that’s dedicated solely to women of all sizes,” Dakin said. “The goal is putting girls of all sizes on the covers of magazines, in advertising, and not stopping.”
He added Crystal Renn to Ford’s plus board who walked the runways of Paris, starred in editorials in Vogue Paris, and landed a Chanel campaign. Ford models Tara Lynn and Candice Huffine covered Italian Vogue in June 2011. The models on Ford’s plus board were becoming more visible in the “high fashion world” and prompted important discussions about diversity of body size and health in the industry.
“The average size of the girls is a 14/16 US but there are 10s and there are 18s and if there’s a size 8 or a size 6 that we fall in love with we’ll take them on,” Dakin explained. “We’re not going to limit ourselves, because the industry shouldn’t be limiting to anybody.” Finally… After Natural Models LA this is one of the first agencies with this mission.. hopefully more will follow. And hopefully the fashion industry will also be more open for size diversity! “Beauty is beauty, regardless of size.” says fashionista.com. Exactly: Beauty has No size… and hopefully we can stop this endless size discussion! It’s time for this SIZE REVOLUTION.