Elle reports that Cavin Klein recently booked Myla Dalbesio to model for a new advertising campaign.
Myla Dalbesio explodes with laughter on the other end of the phone. â€œItâ€™s crazy!â€ she exclaims. â€œI canâ€™t even.â€
The 27-year-old model is talking about booking her latest gig, modeling Calvin Klein underwear in the brandâ€™s latest “Perfectly Fit” campaign, which was shot by Lachlan Bailey. â€œIt was such a surreal moment. I cried,â€ she admitted.
Booking an underwear campaign for such an iconic brand would be a coup for any model. But itâ€™s especially notable for Dalbesio, who’s what the fashion industry wouldâ€”still, surprisinglyâ€”call â€œplus size.â€ (At a size 10, sheâ€™s bigger than Lara Stone, Jourdan Dunn, and Ji Hye Park, the other models featured in the campaign.)
â€œItâ€™s kind of confusing because Iâ€™m a bigger girl,â€ Dalbesio says. â€œIâ€™m not the biggest girl on the market but Iâ€™m definitely bigger than all the girls [Calvin Klein] has ever worked with, so that is really intimidating.â€ She wasnâ€™t sure, she said of the shoot, what was expected from her â€œin terms of her size or shape.â€ Refreshingly, what was expected of her was the same thing that was expected of Lara Stone: to take a beautiful picture. â€œNo one even batted an eye,â€ she says. â€œIt was very cool.â€
Hat tip to Michelle Malkin [Facebook].