Quote of the Day

"My pockets are fat!"Gwen DeVoe, former athlete and model, current fashion-show producer and event planner, and founder of Full-Figured Fashion Week, who "stepped onto a runway in Manhattan [last] week and made a pitch to retailers for the plus-size woman," noting that "Every curvy girl that has a dollar is willing to spend that dollar."

What I like about this quote is how it underlines so pointedly the depth of entrenched fat hatred in this culture. We are as consumerist, greedy, market-driven a capitalist culture as exists on the planet, in which needs are created just to sell products to serve those conjured needs, and yet the existing, vast, easily identified market of fat fashion remains almost totally untapped, even despite its demographic's pleas for product.

(You can read a good interview with DeVoe here.)

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