Jul 19, 2011
The Irony of Vogue Italia’s June Cover
So yes, kudos to Vogue Italia and their June cover which features not one, but three plus-sized models (Tara Lynn, Candice Huffine, and Robyn Lawley) shot by famed photographer Steven Miesel…However, does anyone else find it a little odd that the publication only has two plus sized editorials in it’s entire issue that are literally smushed between other editorials with more fit models?
Franca Sozzani, the magazine’s editor-in-chief (who has quite the opinions) recently told WWD, “We help [plus-size women] dress fashionably. We say: It’s pointless for you to buy leggings, take this because this will look good on you. We help them choose. We don’t talk about diets because they don’t want to be on a diet, but it’s not a ghetto. Why should these women slim down? Many of the women who have a few extra kilos are especially beautiful and also more feminine.”
An interesting take on the issue, but what do you think? Regardless of the fact that in March, Sozzani launched a petition against pro-anorexia websites, do you think this was just a sad attempt at featuring plus size models, or a genuine one?
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Photographer Steven Meisel was born in 1954, and his fascination with beauty began soon after. At a young age, he began drawing women, and would review issues of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar for inspiration. Meisel studied at the High School of Art and Design bef...Read more >>