"We want to be an ageless, raceless, weightless agency." So says Ivan Bart, Senior Vice President and Managing Director at IMG, the world's top modeling agency, which handles big names like Alek Wek, Gisele, Chanel Iman and Karlie Kloss.
Even if you take just a quick glance at Tara Lynn, Candice Huffine and Robyn Lawley on the June issue of Vogue Italia, you can tell that these women are not the typical gazelle-slender models. Lynn is a size 16; Huffine is a 12; Lawley is a 14. Three plus-size models, on the fashiony-est fashion magazine in the world.
Well, there's one person who's not on board with plus-sized models getting shot by V, French Elle, and French Vogue, and walking for designers like Jean-Paul Gaultier and Mark Fast. Illustrator/photographer/blogger Garance Doré thinks body diversity is "not physically healthy."
Plus-size model Tara Lynn nabbed the cover and more than 20 editorial pages in the April issue of Elle France. Is this proof that fashion might set its parameters for acceptable female beauty a little wider, or just a fad?
We were perplexed when our first glimpse of V magazine's plus-size Spring issue revealed questionable styling choices and an unfortunate competitive paradigm between the two models featured, Crystal Renn and Jacquelyn Jablonski. This next shoot, though, just blew our minds.