Labeling Fashion Models "Plus-Size" Is Officially Over

Plus-size models and their agents have stopped trying to categorize them altogether.

"Plus-size" is easily one of the most contentious terms in the fashion industry. But, following the controversy that erupted when Elle.com used it to describe size 10 Calvin Klein lingerie model Myla Dalbesio as "plus-size," models and their agents say it may finally be out of style.

The Elle.com piece praised Dalbesio's work in Calvin Klein's new "Perfectly Fit" lingerie campaign alongside skinnier supermodels like Jourdan Dunn and Lara Stone. "Booking an underwear campaign for such an iconic brand would be a coup for any model," wrote Leah Chernikoff, "But it's especially notable for Dalbesio, who, at a size 10, is what the fashion industry would—still, surprisingly—call 'plus-size.'"