Marc Jacobs Samples Are Size Four and NOT Size Zero

Written By bryanboy

Marc Jacobs Samples Are Size Four and NOT Size Zero

Fact: most designer samples that are used on the runway shows range from size 2 to size 6 and not “size zero” as what the media likes to portray.

Marc Jacobs Dress Spring Summer 2011 Runway Samples

Marc Jacobs Dress Spring Summer 2011 Runway Samples

I took part at a magazine shoot (cover!!) in Singapore the other day. I saw this rack of Marc Jacobs original spring 2011 runway  samples that were specially flown in from New York for the shoot and guess what — they’re all size four!

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Marc Jacobs Dress Spring Summer 2011 Runway Samples

I am obsessed with dress. Stunning!

Marc Jacobs Dress Spring Summer 2011 Runway Samples

Marc Jacobs Dress Spring Summer 2011 Runway Samples

Marc Jacobs Dress Spring Summer 2011 Runway Samples

Marc Jacobs Dress Spring Summer 2011 Runway Samples

Marc Jacobs Dress Spring Summer 2011 Runway Samples

I sometimes find it comical whenever the media take potshots at this whole size zero debate. Yes, models are skinny, but they have to get some of their facts right.

They also need to take proportion into account. Most models are super tall, giving the illusion that their limbs are longer than what they are. I highly doubt the average model is a textbook size zero, given the sizes of their waists and hips etc.




13 Comments

  1. Numbers don’t really mean anything considering there is no standard sizing that designers adhere to. The fact is, samples walk down the runway and have to fit proportionally tiny women (or girls.. ) so regardless of the number, the fit is not for the average woman.

  2. you can put a size 10 if you want in your tag… the reality is that the number doesn’t matter; it’s the proportion of the clothes. Most women don’t fit in those sample sizes. Also, as william said; there is no standard sizing; if you are normally a 4 you go to a designer store and sometimes you have to pick a 6 or 8, it’s kind of devastating. If you happen to be curvier, then good luck on even finding designer clothes made with your size in mind. That is the problem; not the 0 tag.

  3. Interesting! Thanks for uncovering the truth for us. Only petite women like Eva Longoria can be called size 0, not tall models with a medium built, and especially not those with a broad back or slightly muscular arms.

  4. Having photographed a few models and worked in a fashion house (Lecoanet H̩mant) in my young days, I can say that typically, model samples are provided in size 34 (French), 6 (UK) and 4 (US). Many models are not as skinny as some of those scary weight-obsessed celebrities. They are also taller (a woman who is nearly 6ft is an unlikely candidate for a size zero). Think about Carla Bruni who is reputedly 1m76 and 86-61-89cm(although I recall a composite in her early days when she was a 55 cm waist РI may be mistaken).

  5. honey
    size four
    is the new size zero!!!
    ;D
    love you…
    I wait for a post from you
    about
    Carine Roitfeld leaves French Vogue!!
    what do you think??
    Tobistyle93
    imaginary-high-heels.blogspot.com

  6. honey
    size four
    is the new size zero!!
    ;D
    love you…
    I wait for a post of you
    about
    Carine Roitfeld leaves French Vogue!
    what do you think??
    Tobistyle93
    imaginary-high-heels.blogspot.com

  7. supahmodel

    oh please.
    the average woman is also not 5’11.
    so what, you’re going to whine about tall women now?
    it’s fashion, not the real world. people should realize this.

  8. I am not surprised. Since the Fashion Industry has been getting a bad rep about “anorexic models”.I am five feet and eight inches, wearing a size 6. Models are usually a 2 plus.

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