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While it's definitely no secret that high-end fashion houses tend to err on the side of skinny, Balenciaga's creative director Nicolas Ghesquière recently decided to address fashion's "size issue." The change in opinion comes fifteen years after joining the label, when the brand used girls in its studio, who were "were often quite petite," as fit models. Ghesquière explained his recently swayed opinion to The Sunday Times:
I had a tendency to think good cut and small size [was best suited], but a good cut should come in big sizes too. That's what I want to focus on—it's the cut, not the sizing, and if people see that they can wear something in a big size, then I did my job.