Thursday, June 16, 2011

Italian Vogue embraces its curves

Vogue dedicated its June issue to plus sized models, or curvy models. (Please forgive me as I know the terminology is being questioned and what is appropriate is currently being redefined. Thanks to Queen Latifa standing up and questioning the norm. Which I always encourage.)
I cant help but notice this pleasant acceptance of more curvacious women that is slowly leaking itself into the fashion industry and spreading like wild fire. Almost to the point now where if you have something against more curvy models, that this judgement reflects badly upon you.
We all know that Beth Ditto was welcomed to sing and rock the runway at Jean Paul Gaultier's Spring/Summer show. And Vogue's Italian Editor, Franca Sozzani, has been a major advocate in helping 
to spread this acceptance within the fashion industry. She is using 
her powers for good in more ways than one... She started an online 
column called Curvy and has been a public figure in battling the 
acceptance of models being anorexic or too thin.
I don't know about you, but I sincerely think that these women 
exude a certain sensuality and femininity that thin models simply are not capable of. They wear the clothes, the clothes don't wear them... 

Love it!
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