With such an ambitious purpose in mind, the print has to be spectacular. So V Magazine’s editors brought in the uber famous photographers and the uber curviest models. And then put them all together, side by side, page by page, size by size.
Who even cares about the cover? V #63, the January-February 2010 issue, has a double cover: Dakota Fanning and Gabourey Sidibe, both in black and white but what’s really interesting is on the inside! (the story continues right after the jump with more images. Don’t miss the gallery with images from V #63 pictorials and the behind the scenes video!)
While the size issue is pretty thrown in your face and the violent obviousness of it all makes it a bit hard to digest, it suits the one-issue-matter they’re trying to feed us with. It’s screamingly alarming that we need a special issue for the plus-size fashion like we’d make special issues for the snow season. It’s a reality and those who try to look above it ignore the ways of life/nature in full conscience. Inez and Vinoodh’s shot of Candice Huffine, Marquita pring, Michelle Olson, Tara Lynn and Kasia P. is by far the most 80s, diva-ish of the issue. It also lacks the glam and the comfort of a real model shooting to my taste.
Also a special note to Chanel a GoGo with Dirty Martini, the Chanel filled pictorial. Karl Lagerfeld allowed such a scandalous association of plus-size women and Chanel? He must have been asleep when he gave the green light for that! Happy he did, though, the photos fit Coco’s panache for scandalous and appealing obscurity and lack of uniformity.
Crystal Renn’s fashion size confrontation with Jacquelin Jablonski has that Terry Richardson feeling to it that gets in the way of my having an actually objective opinion. Work this size issue with me. What’s your take on it? (photos via 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)