5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
The documentary “Straight/Curve: Redefining Body Image,” which features VPA alumna and supermodel Emme '85 and other successful, diverse models, aims to create a healthier dialogue around body size and image and educate people on health and representation while capturing a visual slice of life of the fashion industry right now. The filmmakers interviewed students and faculty in VPA’s School of Design, which partnered with Emme to launch the Fashion Without Limits (FWL) initiative in 2014. FWL promotes the creation of size 12+ designs in the junior year; students use dress forms in size 16, 18 and 20 donated by Wolf Form Co. exclusively for Emme and FWL.
Emme, a graduate of VPA's Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, appears as part of a series of events Feb. 27-28 that coincide with National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Feb. 26-March 4.
Closed captioning and American Sign Language (ASL) will be provided at the film screening.
Free and open to the public.