07 January 2010

V Magazine, forthcoming "Size Issue"

I don't know how I feel about this. On one hand, I think that it is fantastic that such an important fashion publication is devoting an issue to the beauty of models of all shapes and sizes. Totally awesome. On the other hand, after this single "Size Issue" does this mean that they are going to go back to rail-thin models?? And the way they present the plus-size models is of course going to be just as important as the fact that they are in the magazine at all.... to really get the message of "all creatures great and small" across, the plus sized models must be presented in the same ways that the thin models are presented all the time: sexy, fashionable, fierce. I think whoever shoots the overweight models is going to walk a fine line between this ideal and presenting a carnivalesque version of the models.

But now i'm just blabbering on.

I just found a preview of a feature shot by the one and only Herr Lagerfeld, and it actually looks quite good. Here's a little taste....


  1. I've always been a fan of fuller-figured models. There's a great site with many images of plus-size models here:


    They're all gorgeous.

    The site's forum also has thought-provoking discussions about body image and the media.

  2. that last photo is dangerously close to nipple exposure.