Plus-size Beauty Robyn Lawley Signs With Ralph Lauren

In the world of high-end, plus-size models, one Ms. Robyn Lawley is at the top of her game.  We’re not talking about the countless major magazine covers the stunner has graced (French ElleVogue Australia and Vogue Italia.) Nor are we referring to her flaunting her curves as the face of Brit brand Boux Avenue’s much-lauded lingerie campaign.  No, today we refer the Lawley’s success in different terms, namely as Ralph Lauren’s very first plus-size campaign model.

Joining the ranks of Lauren’s typical stable of models, Lawly’s signing with the brand has the industry buzzing about whether or not this will help legitimize the plus-size fashion industry—essentially ensuring that more couture labels will start designing plus-size fashions and featuring plus-size models in their big campaigns.  Upon yesterday’s announcement, Lawly proudly told Good Morning America about her most recent coup, flaunting her 6’2″, size 12 figure—a far cry from Lauren’s regulars who typically weigh in at about a size 2.  When asked if she thought that her joining the all-american brand would be the start of us seeing more plus-size models enjoying these high-end and coveted gigs, she remained optimistic. “I hope so.” Lawley said. “I hope, I’m sure we will see.  You know there’s so many plus-size models in New York doing so well in the moment, and it’s only going to get better.”

One (more) small step for Lawley, one giant step for plus-size model-kind.

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