Dawn French

Watch a clip from Dawn FrenchDawn French presents her personal celebration of Big Women, drawing on art, photography, fashion, film and and sculpture to ask why big women who were revered and celebrated throughout the history of art are now ignored by today’s culture.

The film recreates paintings by Rubens and Ingres, challenges today’s top artists and photographers to pay homage to womanly curves and includes a visit to a society of French big women called Allegro Fortissimo and a sojourn in the studio of designer Vivienne Westwood, who creates the perfect chocolate box dress for Dawn to model.