From the book World in the Balance: The Historic Quest for an Absolute System of Measurement by Robert P. Crease:
Rita Mazzella is the doyenne of bra fit models. Lingerie companies use her breasts — size 34C — to construct new brassiere lines, then scale the size down to A and B, and up to D. “You probably think a model is a young, beautiful woman on a catwalk,” she told me over lunch. Not me. I’m a construction model. Designers put prototypes on me; I tell them when they get it right.”
Mazella, in her seventies, interrupted her packed schedule to meet me at a Madison Avenue cafe between modeling sessions.
(HT Nicola Twilley)