Capstones

Graduation Date

Fall 12-31-2015

First Advisor

Emily Laber-Warren

Second Advisor

Yoruba Richen

Subject Concentration

Health & Science

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Abstract

The Sixty-Six Percent represent the percentage of women in the U.S. who are overweight. They are regarded as full-figured or “plus” size in the world of women’s apparel. Even though more than half of American women wear a “plus” size - size 14 and up - designs for these women account for a fraction of women’s apparel - Only 37% of women's wear is plus-size.

The Sixty-Six Percent is coming at an important time in a broader conversation about de-stigmatizing what it means to be a plus-size woman in America. Fat shaming has become taboo and mainstream media as well as fashion trends are becoming more inclusive of the plus-sizes – from Sports Illustrated to New York Fashion Week (NYFW). As this short film indicates, the plus industry has come a long way, but it still has a long way to go to be part of an inclusive conversation in the fashion industry as a whole.

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Available for download on Thursday, December 31, 2020

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