Piccioli challenges catwalk’s last taboo by casting Valentino show with models of average size

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  • Here, by contrast, leather-look satin hugged normal-sized curves, and sharp thigh-high splits in silk faille skirt flashed glimpses of soft thigh.
  • Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty ImagesFashion has trailed behind culture in clinging rigidly to model proportions unchanged in a century.
  • In five years he has revolutionised what was once a bastion of patrician glamour into one of fashion’s more progressive names.
  • Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty ImagesTwo years ago, when a Valentino couture catwalk featured a cast of 65 models, 43 of whom were black, Piccioli said that “although [couture] celebrates uniqueness, which is a synonym for diversity, it has always meant to be [sic] for white people.

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