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Mark Fast at his London Fashion Week showThe resistance against curvy women in fashion is still formidable. Designer Mark Fast experienced this first-hand, as his stylist quit three days before their London Fashion Week show when the designer revealed that he wanted to use larger models.

Freelancers Daniela Agnelli and Natalie Hubbarb were there, thankfully, to save the day and got everything in place for their Saturday show at the University of Westminster.

While not all of the models that walked his runway were plus-size, he did use three models from the agency 12+ UK—it’s definitely a start.

To think that the size of three models upset someone on his team so much to drive her to quit is beyond me.

Creative director Amanda May was thrilled with the challenge: “The decision to use fuller girls is something we have been talking about. There’s an idea that only thin and slender women are able to wear Mark’s dresses and he wanted to combat that. We wanted women to know they didn’t have to be a size zero to wear a Mark Fast dress—curvier women can look even better in them.”

Hopefully this marks a more lasting effect on the use of models over a size 8.

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Nick Knight photograph of Naomi CampbellNick Knight thinks that the fashion industry is racist.

The photographer claims the profession is geared towards white models and is unhappy that some industry professionals are reluctant to work with black models.

“I’ve always I’ve always found the fashion industry to be extremely racist, to the point that I don’t know how they get away with it. When I first started I couldn’t believe what I was hearing, ‘We can’t have a black model—they’re not aspirational.’ You can’t say that!”

Supermodel Naomi Campbell agrees with Nick, previously claiming she wasn’t given as much work as other models because of her skin color.

Speaking about Naomi’s anger, Nick said, “Talk to Naomi and she’s f***ing incandescent with rage that she’s not on the cover of Vogue. She puts it down to racism.”

Naomi, who has been on the cover of British Vogue eight times, has previously spoken about racism in the fashion industry.

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Uma Thurman on the October cover of WFormer fashion model Uma Thurman still looks as hot as ever in the latest issue of W, despite nearing her 40th birthday.

The photo shoot has Thurman portraying a fallen, old Hollywood actress. Despite the beautiful heartbreak in the images (which you can find after the jump), Thurman is fabulous in the platinum blonde wig, thigh-high stockings, and classic jewelry.

In the issue, Thurman opens up about how she has been reflecting upon her life:

“I can’t say my 30s were the easiest time. And I had thought my 20s were hard! You know, that’s the worst mistake a woman can make, to think, Oh, I’m 32 and I’ve had two kids and I’ve worked since I was 16 and now it’s going to get easier. Because as soon as you think that, you’re doomed! You’re absolutely doomed! When I was a teenager people often referred to me as jaded or knowing. It’s a classic teen illusion to think you know it all, but I’ve certainly learned I don’t. I’ve certainly learned the hard way.”

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Amber Rose at Celestino

Clearly unaffected by boyfriend Kanye West’s outburst at the VMAs, Amber Rose made her runway debut for Celestino at New York Fashion Week.

Rose walked the finale look, shuffling down the runway in a strapless wedding dress with an extra-long train. To her credit, she made it down and back without falling, although it was most likely due to her careful steps in the sky-high stilettos.

Despite fans like Russell Simons and Jojo showing up for support, Rose reportedly bolted after the show (most likely to avoid questions about Kanye).

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Claudia Schiffer poses topless for Tank magazineIn the fight against Photoshop, supermodel Claudia Schiffer definitely threw a mean punch.

Posing topless for Tank magazine in front of photographer Luis Sanchis, Schiffer bears a striking resemblance to her iconic Guess? campaign back in the nineties—all without retouching.

Whatever she does, the near-40 year-old has it going quite well for her. One thing we can rule out? Botox: “It’s poison in my skin and no one knows the long-term effects. I’m far more scared of that than a wrinkle on my forehead.”

But don’t worry about her, much like Evangelline Lilly, Schiffer embraces her age: “All of my friends are my age and we are all aging at the same time. We talk about it and moan, but it doesn’t bother me.”

This isn’t the first campaign at this age that she’s done without clothes, either; the German model starred alongside Naomi Campbell and Eva Herzigova for Dolce & Gabbana’s campaign ad for their Anthology fragrance. According to her, we can count on seeing her shed clothes in the future.

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Heidi Klum and Karl Lagerfeld

“I don’t know why [Karl] said that. Maybe he wanted to be in the paper? Maybe he doesn’t understand what I do? It’s bizarre to me that he says he doesn’t know who I am because he’s dressed me in the past. I’ve worn . Not even Chanel—his line. Lagerfeld doesn’t just send random things everywhere, so it was a big thing for me [to wear his label] to the CFDA Awards a few years ago. I don’t know how he missed that, when he dressed me that time. But you know, it’s cool. People can say whatever they want to say. You can’t please everybody, and you can’t live your life wanting to please everybody either.”

-Heidi Klum talking to Page Six magazine about Karl Lagerfeld’s strange comments about her. (The designer previously said, “I don’t know her. Claudia Schiffer doesn’t know her.”)

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Anna Paquin as Sookie StackhouseNudity embracer Anna Paquin “feels bad” for women who don’t dress for their body shape.

The True Blood actress thinks that there is too much pressure on girls to wear fashionable clothes, meaning many resort to donning items which don’t suit them.

“I feel so bad for women who beat themselves up trying to wear clothes that aren’t really cut for bodies. Some women have those very straight, narrow boy bodies, but most of us don’t. Fashion should be about finding clothes that look right on your body. I want to say, ‘You know what? It’s not you. There’s nothing wrong with your body. This just wasn’t cut with a body in mind, at least not a real woman’s body.’”

Anna, 27, underwent a dramatic makeover for her role in the vampire series. She dyed her hair blonde, covered herself in fake tan and increased the amount of exercise she does as her character, Sookie Stackhouse, is often found in skimpy outfits.

She explained to British Elle, “I could write a guide-book to spray-tanning! I have a lady who comes to my house to spray me once a week. My job involves small outfits and being naked all the time, so I tend to exercise more now! But the costume designers were amazing—so loving in the way they took all our clothes away from us.”

Pamela Anderson for Vivienne Westwood

Pam Anderson poses alongside Vivienne Westwood and her husband Andreas Kronthaler for the designer’s Gold Label collection.

In a myriad of colors, fabrics, and patterns that is so very Vivienne, the trio playfully present the line in a non-typical ad campaign fashion (check out more pictures after the jump).

This will be the second time Westwood picked Anderson to promote her line—last season, the Playboy cover girl walked the Milan and London catwalks on top of fronting the Spring/Season campaign.

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Emma Watson fronts Burberry campaignChristopher Bailey is thrilled Emma Watson is the latest face of Burberry.

The British brand’s creative director is a huge fan of the Harry Potter actress and thinks that she is the “perfect” person to advertise the fashion house’s latest campaigns, following in the footsteps of Kate Moss.

“I love people like Emma Watson, who are always so excited by life. Our friendship is an organic thing. We had done a few things together and she regularly wore our clothes to events, so for me she was already a part of the Burberry family. Having her as the face of a campaign felt a natural extension of that. She has a classic beauty and modernity that felt a perfect fit for the brand, and she looks amazing in all of the clothes. But more than that, she’s also charming and intelligent, and we had a lot of fun working together.”

A young Heidi KlumDespite her entrepreneurial and worldwide fame, Heidi Klum “couldn’t book a job” when she started modeling.

The 36-year-old star expected it to be easy to launch her career after winning a $300,000 modeling contract on the 1992 television show Model 92, but initially found it hard to find work.

“After winning I thought, ‘This is my ticket. Things will happen.’ But they didn’t—I could never book a job. I was walking around New York for three or four years,” she explained.

Heidi, who raises three children with husband Seal and is currently pregnant with her fourth, says everything changed for her when she was spotted at a Victoria’s Secret show.

She now regularly makes it onto the Forbes list of highest earning models, raking in $16 million to take the second place in the latest edition.

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