TV reporter, multimedia journalist, and filmmaker Natalie Abruzzo sits down with host Sharon Quinn to talk about her life as a journalist and how she found her inspiration to make her first documentary short, The Sixty-Six Percent—and why it’s being expanded.Read More
Filmmaker Natalie Abruzzo talks with Lucia Grillo about her documentary short, “The Sixty-Six Percent.” Hon. Francesco Genuardi, Consul General of Italy in New York, is among honorees at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum fundraiser.
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Kelsey Miller of Refinery29 interviewed Natalie Abruzzo for the launch of their new initiative, The 67% Project, which aims to shed light on the invisible majority - aka - plus-size women. Miller wanted to chat with Abruzzo about her documentary, "The Sixty-Six Percent," since her project is highlighting how the majority of women are treated as the minority in women's wear by showcasing the annual event, Full Figured Fashion Week, which creates an equitable space for plus-size women and women's apparel.
Excerpt: In the last two years, FFFW has emerged from the shadow of NYFW as a noteworthy fashion event in its own right, thanks primarily the work of its founder, Gwen DeVoe. “She has made it her mission to be as inclusive as possible in size, shape, and race,” said Abruzzo, who interviewed DeVoe for the film. “This message resonates with women who are excluded from beauty and fashion time and time again.”
You can read the entire article and see clips from the film here.
Mic's style writer, Hayley Wilbur, sat-down with Natalie Abruzzo in their studio to have a Facebook LIVE conversation about Natalie's documentary project, "The Sixty-Six Percent." Wilbur and Abruzzo talked about fashion, society and celebrities and how we tackle the complicated topic of body image, cultural perceptions and women's access to clothing.
Watch the video here.
The Sixty-Six Percent is a documentary that explores NY’s Full Figured Fashion Week to engage in a broader conversation into cultural norms and issues surrounding women’s clothing sizes and body shapes. The title reflects the percentage of women in the U.S. who are considered overweight by the CDC and plus size by the fashion industry.Read More
The latest documentary to throw its hat into the plus size fashion documentary ring is The Sixty-Six Percent, a film and ongoing project by director Natalie Abruzzo. This documentary follows the creator and participants of New York's Full Figured Fashion Week in an attempt not only to represent the women left out of other fashion weeks across the globe, but to explore why plus size people aren't represented in these fashion weeks, too.Read More
Although there's been a breakout in successes for plus size women throughout the past couple of years seen in curve modeling, in inclusive fashion, and in other forms of media, Abruzzo (who is also plus size) wasn't satisfied. For the average American woman — who is approximately a size 14, according to SFGate — the fashion industry is failing not only at representing her, but seemingly at wanting to represent her.Read More
CUNY TV's Independent Sources (IS) highlights "The Sixty-Six Percent" in part of its Film Focus program. Director and producer, Natalie Abruzzo, talks with IS about the documentary short that explores why plus-size women, who make up the majority of women, are being treated like a minority by the fashion industry.