Glamour Readers Have Spoken…More Plus!
(Re-Posted from Style-List but I’ve added some photos of the plus models spoken of in the article)
The People Have Spoken – More Nude Plus-Size Models!
by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
So, Glamour magazine is doing just that. After supportive letters flooded in after the magazine ran unairbrushed size 12-14 model Lizzi Miller naked, except for a thong, in the magazine’s September issue, Glamour has decided to focus its lenses on plus-size beauties once again.
For its upcoming November issue, photographer Matthias Vriens shot the full-figured Miller once again, along with her curvy model counterparts
Anansa Sims (daughter of Beverly Johnson)
and our favorite model-slash-author Crystal Renn
Renn, whose book “Hungry” about overcoming an eating disorder is being released next week, told StyleList that she has high hopes for fashion moving away from the waif aesthetic. “It starts with the sample sizes and I think designers are becoming more aware. I think there have been many positive changes. I’ve done all of the Vogue’s and Dolce & Gabbana ads. It’s just a matter of time before it’s brought back to mainstream,” Renn said. “Women want to see themselves in the pictures — they want to see their size, color and height. I think if that happens, it’ll make women feel more empowered and they’ll love themselves more.”
Gossip’s Beth Ditto poses in the buff on the debut cover of Britain’s Love magazine. Photo courtesy of Love Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive says that was certainly the response received after 20-year-old Miller posed with her slightly saggy stomach and full thighs on display. “I am gasping with delight…I love the woman on p 194!” said one reader, who wrote into Leive. Another reader said: “This beautiful woman has a real stomach and did I even see a few stretch marks? This is how my belly looks after giving birth to my two amazing kids! This photo made me want to shout from the rooftops.”
With Forever 21 launching a plus-size line, Gossip’s Beth Ditto going nude on the cover of Love (and designing a clothing line for Evans), “Dance Your Ass Off” on prime-time and even British Vogue’s editor-in-chief Alexandra Schulman denouncing the size zero samples used by the major design houses, could we see a curvy girl trend on the rise?
I really hope so!