Thursday, January 7, 2010

Trend: Bigger is Better




In the new issue of V Magazine, creative director Stephen Gan and photographer Karl Lagerfeld have put the spotlight on "real girls," or plus-size models. Featuring model Crystal Renn, author of HUNGRY and a gaggle of other bodacious babes, these Rubenesque beauties model jeans, crop tops and even go in the nude. We applaud Gan and Lagerfeld for featuring some real curves as oppose to VOGUE who in its latest issue features Lara Stone, supermodel (size 4) lamenting her body troubles. Kind of hard to relate to Stone who has entire glossies devoted to her "perfect" body as Lagerfeld puts it. Another shred of evidence that Vogues has yet again missed its mark.

2 comments:

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

    http://www.judgmentofparis.com/

    They're all gorgeous.

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

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  2. interesting, thanks for letting me know!

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