And it stars Australian native and rising star of the modeling world Robyn Lawley.
You may remember 21-year-old Lawley from that cover of French Elle, that cover of Vogue Italia, that editorial she shot for Vogue Italia, the naked portrait of her that accompanied Glamour's "97% of Women Will Be Cruel To Their Bodies Today" article. And that's all from just the last six months. Um, speaking of Lawley in the nude, there's also this.
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According to her agency, Lawley, who reportedly stands over 6' tall, wears about a U.S. size 12. ("Plus size" in the modeling industry isn't synonymous with "plus size" as it pertains to retail; although there are plus-size models who wear plus sizes, there are also some who don't.) Vogue Australia's editor-in-chief, Kirstie Clements, says she didn't book a plus-size model for the first time in her magazine's 52-year history "to make a statement" (yeah, right). Clements also says of Lawley, "She doesn't actually look plus size to me at all now." I love seeing plus-size models of all sizes getting more work, especially the editorial work that traditionally leads to high-profile ad campaigns and beauty contracts; I don't love that every time a plus-size model is booked, someone has to point out that she's not actually that big, as if that's a compliment.
Lawley posted a candid backstage shot on her Facebook in June. I'm personally on the fence about the vintage-inspired styling and makeup — although it's very beautiful, I also feel like it's a bit of a clichéd way to style a larger model. But it's nice to see fashion spreads like this slowly becoming more normal. Let's hope it won't be 52 years before Australian Vogue books another plus-size model.
Robyn Lawley Is The Now Shape [Vogue Australia]