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France's ultra-thin ideal is passe but not a problem, says plus-size model

The size-44 Desseaux was the star model at the third Pulp Fashion Week, an event held over Saturday and Sunday in Paris featuring larger women on the catwalk.


FRANCE's waif obsession means its fashion sector snubs many women with bigger body types, but there is no need for a ban on ultra-thin models, said the patron of a plus-size Paris catwalk show held over the weekend.

"It's a cultural blockage," explained Clementine Desseaux, a