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Susan Georget is famous in the plus size industry, not only for her specialization in plus models, but also for her visibility in mainstream fashion. You may not know his name, but you’ve definitely seen some of the models this agent has scouted and worked with: we’re talking about Ashley Graham, Candice Huffine, Mia Tyler and Liris Crosse, who is currently doing waves on Project track.
For over 30 years, Georget’s mission has been to make sure curvy women are taken seriously, and for once in the fashion world, people finally seem to be listening.
While Georget is reluctant to take credit for creating the curve model industry as we know it today, she unquestionably helped sign thousands of these boundary-breaking women throughout her career. career. She started working as an agent at Plus Model Management, an agency specifically focused on curvy models, in 1986. She explains to British + Co that the agency saw the gap in the market and wanted to fill it, sharing, “I saw no reason models with curves couldn’t move like their size two fashion equivalents.”
It was at Plus Model Management that she signed Emme, who is now known as the world’s first plus-size model. Georget explains that Emme helped pave the way for other curvy, curvy models to think of themselves as “supermodels” and could attract those big potential clients.
This prompted Georget to transfer her job to Wilhelmina in 1994, where she had the opportunity to lead the prestige agency’s very first curved division, called Ten/20, after the size range she was looking for for models. The fashion industry responded enthusiastically.
“Remember that baseball field in field of dreamsshe says. “It’s kind of like, ‘If you build it, they’ll come.’ Well, there have been a lot of people waiting for this building! »
Georget left Wilhelmina in 2009 and is now at MSA Models, where she heads the curves department. Since then, more and more women have been drawn to the body positive movement and plus size fashion. With the rise of social media, designers have begun to take note of the demand for size inclusivity on and off the catwalk.
Despite advancements in the industry, the pattern finding process has remained more or less the same. Georget explains to British + Co that finding the perfect model is not about looking for the perfect look – and, incidentally, has nothing to do with size. Things she’s looking for might include a unique attribute like a twinkle in her eyes or an energy you just want to be around. Georget’s goal is to help shape each model to reach its full potential.
For those who would like to follow in the footsteps of his famous clientele, Georget offers some practical advice: “Study the models that work now and above all study yourself. Get to know your body’s movements and relationships. »
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(Photo via Dimitrious Kambouris + Susan Georget/Getty)