Rumors have been swirling that V magazine has devoted its entire January issue to plus-size models.
There will be a variety of models, both clothed and naked, shot by photographers such as Terry Richardson, Bruce Weber, Karl Lagerfeld, among others.
Of course, plus size models are actually just normal sized women, deemed “plus sized” by fashion standards.
The debate over plus size models is all the rage now. Karl Lagerfeld had just told Focus magazine in October, “No one wants to see curvy women. You’ve got fat mothers with their bags of chips sitting in front of the television and saying that thin models are ugly.”
V magazine isn’t the only one to do this. Glamour magazine editor Cindi Leive has said that “We’ve shot stories for every issue from now through February using fabulous plus-size models, and not just in our feature shoots, but also in fashion and beauty… One of the plus-size models who was featured in our original story is in one of our two major fashion features in December, and looks amazing.”
What V magazine is doing seems more like a trend rather than an attempt to incorporate plus size models into the magazine.