“We invented the plus-size model show in what was our sister division, Lane Bryant,” he continued.
Razek’s insensitive comments may have sealed the deal for her.
The Biggest Moments from the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show In his interview to Vogue, Razek called out ThirdLove by saying, “We’e nobody’s third love.
Shortly after the company’s PR disaster, Jan Singer, CEO of the brand’s lingerie division, resigned after just two years with the company.
Among Razek’s many inflammatory comments in the Vogue piece, he said: The last comment, in particular, drew a lot of ire.
Heidi Zak, the founder and CEO of ThirdLove, penned a letter to Victoria’s Secret in the New York Times to address all of her concerns with their business model.
Victoria’s Secret CEO resigns. “Victoria’s Secret has been under scrutiny for failing to keep up with shifting consumer demands, especially involving themes of female empowerment & diversity.” Sounds like she got brigaded out by intersectional idiots.
The brand did make an effort this year to expand to diversify the runway, hiring Winnie Harlow, the first model with vitiligo, to walk the show and casting 19 models of color this season.
Another reason for the show’s lack of curvy models is that Victoria’s Secret and Lane Bryant, a plus-size fashion line, are owned by the same parent company, L Brands.
“How in 2018 can the CMO of any public company — let alone one that claims to be for women — make such shocking, derogatory Secret Exec Jan Singer Resigns as Brand Faces Declining Sales and Backlash for Lack of Inclusion She explained that her company is the “antithesis” of Victoria’s Secret by offering supportive, comfortable undergarments for women of all sizes.
The Model Alliance, a model’s advocacy group, put out a statement saying it was disappointed by Razek’s comments about trans and plus-size models.
On Sunday, Zak responded to Razek’s zinger in a full-page ad in the New York Times, saying, “You market to men and sell a male fantasy to women . . . Your show may be a “fantasy” but we live in reality.
Victoria’s Secret has been under intense scrutiny ever since Ed Razek, the Chief Marketing Officer of L Brands’ (the parent company of Victoria’s Secret) announced in an interview with Vogue that the brand would not hire trans or curvy models because they did not fit into the “fantasy” of the show.
Jan Singer, CEO of Victoria’s Secret lingerie division, is departing the company amid declining sales, according to people familiar with the matter
Victoria’s Secret released an apology from Razek where he admitted that transgendered models have tried out for the brand.