Victoria’s Secret has responded to criticism which trailed the lack of inclusion of plus-sized or transgender models in their latest runway show.
However, in a new interview with Vogue, Chief Marketing Officer, Ed Razek, has revealed why the brand refuse to cast transgender and plus-size models in their shows.
Razek defended his “brand point of view” by first saying that he had considered putting both transgender and plus models in the show.
However, he hadn’t because,“we market who we sell to, and we don’t market to the whole world”.
Going on to defend his decision Razek said,
“we attempted to do a television special for plus-sizes [in 2000]. No one had any interest in it, still don’t.”
But it was when questioned why the brand’s bra size range stops at 40DDD, Razek said
“It’s like, why doesn’t your show do this? Shouldn’t you have transsexuals in the show? No. No, I don’t think we should. Well, why not? Because the show is a fantasy.”
Razek has since been forced to apologise for his comments, with Victoria’s Secret releasing a statement on Twitter.