V Magazine To Feature Plus-Size Models on January Cover

Glamazons, isn't a beautiful thing when thin-obsessed fashion industry leaders start acknowledging the rest of the world?

Such is the case with Stephen Glan, editor-in-chief of V Magazine. In an effort to recognize beauties of all sizes, Glan is featuring a plus-size model on the January cover. "Big, little, pint-size, plus-size -- every body is beautiful. And this issue is out to prove it," he said via NYPost.com.

V Magazine, which has featured Kate Moss and Lady Gaga (below), will include beautiful plus-size supermodel, Crystal Renn and shoots by Terry Richardson and Karl Lagerfeld (in an attempt to clean up his comment about plus-size women, I suppose) in January's issue.

Though it will be a welcome change to see full-figured women featured prominently in a major fashion magazine, I have to point out that plus-size still starts at size 8 (and yes, that's illogical. baby steps) and I think using plus-size models regularly instead of just in a special issue will have more of an enduring impact on the industry.

As the January issue comes on the heels of V Magazine's controversial shoot featuring model, Sasha Pivovarova, in blackface only two months before, many believe the plus-size angle is a not-so-subtle attempt to clean up the magazine's image. Do you agree?

What do you think of V Magazine's effort to include women of all sizes? Will you buy the magazine? Do you think it's a great stride toward accepting plus-size women in Fashion?



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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


They're all gorgeous.

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

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