vineri, 2 octombrie 2009
Real beauty vs. plus-size models
Glamour discovered with the September issue [ the buzz that 'woman on p. 194' has generated was huge ] that real beauty is much more appreciated among the female readers. Thus, the super-thin supermodels are not longer pictured in the October issue of the magazine. Instead we have Kate Dillon, Ashley Graham, Amy Lemons, Lizzie Miller, Crystal Renn, Jennie Runk and Anansa Sims— some of the top “plus-size” models working today. They represent 'beautiful curves, round shoulders, belly rolls and lots of other womanly stuff many of us see when we look in the mirror.' For this photo session, the models actually lunched before and that is, in a way, a real woman habit. “When I was doing runway, all I was ever offered was water and champagne, all day long.” [ yes, I remember this from Sex and the City when Carrie was invited in a show as a 'normal' woman and she had only small bottles of champagne ].
My question is that: do you consider these models as plus-size women or they look just normal? If you'll go with the plus-size position you would probably think as one reader saying: 'We have enough problems with obesity in the U.S. and don’t need your magazine promoting any more of it.' But if you'll conclude that it's about real beauty, then I give you this link and I mention you one more thing. Alexandra Shulman, the British Vogue editor, sent a letter to all the world’s major designers hoping to challenge designers into creating larger outfits for the catwalk and the magazines.