Sheena submitted this question via comments.
My sister/partner and I are among the participating designers at this year’s San Francisco Fashion Week. This is our first major fashion show. I have a question that you might want to entertain.
Our line focuses on female petites, catered to those 5’4″ and under. What are your thoughts on using petite models on the runway? We’ve been told that using models under 5’8″ will make the clothes look bad, even overwhelming and may negatively effect our reviews. Do you or anybody think this is true? Any opinions on short runway models?
Personally, I’d think using petite models would be fine as the clothing would be sized to fit them proportionately. Or have we become so accustomed to disproportionately tall -and thin- women that by comparison, the line would appear inordinate? Do any of you have any experience, advice or opinions regarding the use of petite models?