High-end fashion houses should not produce plus-size clothes for women
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And high-end fashion houses don't make clothes for fat women.
When a German magazine dared to suggest that fashion houses should produce clothes for overweight women, designer Karl Lagerfeld branded the idea "absurd" and said that it was driven by "fat mummies sitting with their bags of crisps in front of the television, saying that thin models are ugly".
And in June this year, British designer Julien Macdonald, who is a judge on the TV show Britain's Next Top Model, said that it would be "a joke" if a plus-size model won the contest. 
However, Tamara Sender, Senior Fashion Analyst at market research company Mintel said: "Rising levels of obesity…mean that plus-size consumers are increasing and these shoppers are looking for improved choice in plus-size clothing and more fashionable garments" and with "nearly 40% of the female population wearing clothes sized 16 and over, there is growing demand for clothing more representative of the overall population." 
Nevertheless, no major up-market fashion house has so far produced a range of clothes for ladies with fuller figures.
And neither should they.
Luxury goods are supposed to be attractive and aspirational and few would suggest that an outfit on a size 18 model would look more attractive than on a size 8 model - and very few women aspire to be fat!
So if a high-end fashion house tried to cash in on the demand for outsize designer clothes they would immediately relegate their brand to that of a mainstream clothes manufacturer which would mean they could no longer charge premium prices for their goods.
Look at it this way: people pay extra for a bottle of Dom P�rignon over other brands of champagne because of it's perceived cachet, but would they continue to do so if the company decided to produce a range of Dom P�rignon-branded alcopops as well? I doubt it!
For the same reason, high-end fashion houses should not produce plus-size clothes for women.
i dont see da difference we are all da same ultimately
you are a prejudice
But this cure doesn't come in pill form – it requires willpower – and sadly, for too many people, the attractions of TV and pizzas are just too strong to overcome: which is why so many women are overweight.
At the end of the day (and I'm guessing here) sh1t with sugar on it doesn't taste much better than plain old excrement and the same principle applies to fat birds. No matter how much they spend on fancy clothes, posh hairstyles and expensive cosmetics, they cannot disguise the fact they are overweight.
Let's be honest with ourselves here shall we? Which girl do you think a man would rather take home: a nice sexy slim girl wearing a cheap dress or a big fat ugly girl wearing an expensive dress?
You see? And that's why it's a good thing that high-end fashion houses don't make clothes for overweight women – as well as damaging their brands' images, it would be a waste of fat women's money.
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