Vogue covergirl says she was told she's 'too big' to open Milan Fashion Week show
Model Edie Campbell has taken to social media once again to call out the fashion industry for its lack of inclusivity.
The former Vogue cover star posted on Instagram yesterday, revealing that she was informed by an unnamed brand that she was "too big" to open its show during Milan Fashion Week.
Campbell, who has modelled for the likes of Chanel and Burberry, shared a selfie of herself and artist Christabel Macgreevey on her Instagram Stories, where they can be seen enjoying a hotel breakfast spread.
"When a brand says you are 'too big' to open their show so you get @christabitch round to have a slap up brekkie," the British model captioned the first post.
"By 'too big' I don't mean 'too famous'. I mean 'too fat'," she added in the second story.
Last Thursday, Campbell was one of a select few models to walk the late Karl Lagerfeld's last Fendi catwalk in Milan. And a day prior, she had also walked the runway for the Italian luxury fashion label, Alberta Ferretti.
Campbell has been recognised as a force within the modelling industry on a number of occasions. She was named "Model of the Year" back at the 2013 - a prize which was presented to her by fashion photographer, Tim Walker. The 28-year-old was then dubbed an "icon" within the industry by model.com last year.
This is not the first time that she has hit back at the fashion and modelling worlds, however. In 2017, she published an open letter on WWD, where she critiqued the treatment of models.
"Why do I feel compelled to write this? Because we have reached a turning point. This could be the moment at which everyone within the fashion industry takes stock of where we are, and the culture we operate within and perpetuate. This could be a moment to be honest about the behavior we sanction, a pause, or a moment of self-reflection," she began.
"We have a problem: We operate within a culture that is too accepting of abuse, in all of its manifestations. This can be the ritual humiliation of models, belittling of assistants, power plays and screaming fits. We have come to see this as simply a part of the job. Although we may not all, as individuals, have actively contributed to this culture, every time we turn a blind eye, our silence perpetuates that culture. Our inaction makes us complicit."
This is a moment for us all to examine the behavior we have normalized. Fashion is a closed world, and fiercely self-protective. But it is time to reassess, and it is time to start regulating ourselves."