On January 14 the newest issue of V magazine will hit the newsstands and it will be devoted to plus-size models. V magazine has already released some preview of so-called size issue what makes people talking a lot.
“Big, little, pint-size, plus-size – every body is beautiful. And this issue is out to prove it,” editor-in-chief of V magazine Stephen Gan said. After all, plus-size models are really just normal-size people deemed “plus” by fashion’s extreme standards.
Of course, we all know that fashion industry has its standards and there are lots of critics devoted to too skinny, too anorexic models and to designers who promote such kind of looks. Blahblahblah… You already know that, right? I think model is a profession like any other and to qualify for it - you have to have some standards. As if you’re musician, pilot, bus driver, designer, IT or PR professional etc. The same applies to models – you have to be tall, NATURALLY & HEALTHY thin and btw talented too. Yeaaaaah, I miss 90’s and supermodels – Claudia, Naomi, Cindy etc.
I’m super excited to see if Lara Stone will really start a trend of heavier models – size 4 or 6 US on the runways. Lara right now is known as it-girl because of her curves, well she’s size 6 US (8 UK, 36 EU) - not really super curvy but comparing to size 0 she definitely got something to show :) I guess that's why designers and photographers are so in love with her that she seems to appear nude in editorials more often than she appears clothed.
Ok let’s get back to V magazine. My favorite spread is the one which shows that size zero girls aren’t the only models who look good in designer clothes. In the "One Size Fits All" shot by Terry Richardson, plus size model Crystal Renn and topmodel/standard size model Jacquelyn Jablonski pose side by side in the same looks and similar poses. The main idea here is that fashion can flatter any size.I like the idea.
The next spread is not that successful anymore, it features only plus-size models wearing almost nothing. Am I the only one who thinks that something is missing there?I mean - some clothing parts :)
And then comes photoshoot by Karl Lagerfeld “Coco a GO GO” features burlesque dancer Miss Dirty Martini. It’s a bit shocking step from Mr. Lagerfeld when shooting not-model-look-a-like woman when he recently had said that “no one wants to see a curvy woman (in magazines)”.
Whatsoever, these pictures reminded me another quote by Karl Lagerfeld, I'm not sure if it’s actually true but it is funny (…and a bit rude):
Interviewer: What would you do if she (Coco Chanel) walked in now and said: "What the f*ck are you doing with my fashion house?"
Karl Lagerfeld: I would say, "Darling, this is no longer your business. F*ck you!
all pictures via models.com