Edie Campbell is calling out the fashion industry after having a terrible run in with a brand earlier this week. The British model took to her social media to reveal that she was called “too fat” to open a show during Milan Fashion week. Edie took to her Instagram stories to share the news with fans. “When a brand says you are “too big” to open their show so you get @christabitch round to have a slap up brekkie.” In the picture Edie poses with a croissant in her mouth surrounded by smoothies and pastries.
Edie Campbell shared that a brand called her "too fat" to open a show Photo: Instagram/@ediebcampbell
Edie posted a follow up picture with the caption: “By “too big” I don’t mean “too famous” I mean too fat.” The pictures were taken in her hotel room in Milan. The 28-year-old model wears a UK size 6. This isn’t the first time that the Edie has been open about her issues in the fashion world. In 2017, Edie wrote a personal essay in WWD where she expressed her problems with the industry. “We operate within a culture that is too accepting of abuse, in all of its manifestations. This can be the ritual humiliation of models, belittling of assistants, power plays and screaming fits.
Edie share the story with her followers on Instagram Photo: Instagram/@ediebcampbell
We have come to see this as simply a part of the job,” she wrote. “Although we may not all, as individuals, have actively contributed to this culture, every time we turn a blind eye, our silence perpetuates that culture. Our inaction makes us complicit.” She continued: “This is a moment for us all to examine the behavior we have normalized. Fashion is a closed world, and fiercely self-protective. But it is time to reassess, and it is time to start regulating ourselves.
The British model walked in Tod's, Alberta Feretti and Fendi during Milan Fashion Week Photo: Getty Images
"I hope I am not being reckless in writing this piece. And I hope that my understanding of the situation is correct, and that I have judged the mood accurately.” Edie’s experience didn’t stop her from taking on the runway during Milan Fashion Week. The British model walked for Tod’s, Alberta Ferretti and Fendi.