Italian Vogue in Plus-Size Model Shock Horror!!!
Twice today, I’ve been sent links to articles about Vogue Italia’s use of so-called “plus-size models” (what a hideous phrase!) on their cover and in a fashion spread, shot by Steven Meisel and styled by Edward Enninful.
That these images have attracted so much attention is, in itself, worthy of mention and debate. I’ve also seen this story discussed on a photographers’ forum, where comments were invited – and unanimously in approval. But what’s the big deal? Should the size of the models really be such a talking point?
In this case, each of the models – Candice Huffine, Tara Lynn and Robyn Lawley – are “plus size” (ugh! there it is again). What if a mixture of models had been used? Some skinny, some not so skinny? What might the impact have been then?
What do you think of these shots?
See http://blog.fabmagazineonline.com/?p=10754 for more.