Anna Wintour: Vogue Doesn’t Photoshop Girls To Make Them Look Thinner

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Michael Kors, Anna Wintour, Natalia Vodianova and Dr. David B. Herzog spoke about weight and age in the modeling industry on Monday night at Harvard Business School and WWD has even more details about the impassioned conversation. Wintour told the audience, “Each and every one of us needs to realize we are all responsible for models’ health,” and called on designers to reverse the “tyranny of [sample] clothes that just barely fit a 13-year-old on the edge of puberty.”

She also said that Vogue doesn’t Photoshop girls to make them look thinner, although it will edit out small imperfections. She noted that Vogue’s editors have “made a commitment to feature a wider variety of body types.”

Check out this story about Italian Vogue’s “Vogue Curvy” and “Vogue Black” initiative!

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30 thoughts on “Anna Wintour: Vogue Doesn’t Photoshop Girls To Make Them Look Thinner”

  1. I just don’t see how that could be true when we have clearly seen celebrities on the cover of vogue who are barely recognizable from all the photoshopping. is it possible that Anna Wintour is unaware of what her editors are doing?! or is she straight up in denial. I find this lying incredibly annoying.

  2. i hate the vogue curvy and vogue black ideas. its so offensive. are curvy women and black women so distasteful that vogue can’t possibly sully their pages with them, they’d rather segregate us into another magazine. i’m speaking as someone who is a curvy uk 10 (us6). i’d love to hear what other curvy girls and girls of colour think about this. speaking of which is vogue black going to be solely black models or are we going to get vogue asian next?

    • could not agree more. it’s a slap in the face to do an entire separate magazine for curvy and black women. why not incorporate them all into the magazine?

      i would almost rather vogue stay the way they are and use stick thin models as opposed to launching these separate mags…’s insulting

    • black models should be included, but the demographic for curvy is still too different. to include crystal renn and tara lynn in a magazine that caters to a specific aesthetic is dumb, at least until that aesthetic changes. this is a selective industry entirely based upon the idea that these girls do not resemble real people. curvy girls will be included when fashion goes back to the days of cindy and tyra, or when the aesthetic changes- but vogue is not really meant to satisfy the ‘real’ woman or the average person.

      also vogue curvy/black are not real magazines, they are just sites. vogue curvy mostly features people like christina hendricks and patricia arquette and not even too many real models.

      there is, however, vogue nippon, vogue china, etc all of which do feature more asian models than european and north american vogues.

  3. ok so i just read the bajillion comments on that issue in the other post which i must have missed before. but vogue still annoys me and anna wintour is lying her a– off.

  4. Don’t buy it Anna, do you not remember how you wouldn’t let Oprah be on your cover till she lost weight (Even though she was already on her “thinner” side prior)?

  5. Oh Anna your so fool of sh*t I snell it a milllleeeeeeeeee away puhlease this coming frommthe same lady who told Jennifer Hudson she had to lose weight before she could be on a vogue coer *rolls eyes* you always say the same thing and then proceed to put Hana Soukupova or models who are a size 0-2 and then once a year you put a plus girl girl boo! FOH

  6. She is def in denial. Since it is so in fashion promoting self-confidence and being “who you are not someone else” concept so she is saying this. HYPOCRITE

  7. I still believe models should have to have regular check ups as a prerequisite to being hired. If fashion designers want to use skinny models, fine, as long as they’re healthy. But to use models that they know are starving themselves…someone needs to step in and protect those girls from both the high fashion industry and themselves.

    As for Anna’s comments, I will say that Vogue doesn’t photoshop their girls thinner very often. That’s because they hire extremely thin girls and shoot pictures from the most thinning angles.

    At that point, whether the pictures are photoshopped or not doesn’t make very much difference, does it?

  8. Okay, I have to say something that has nothing to do with the content of this post, but with the photo of Anna Wintour. I find both skinny and curvy girls stunning when they are… well, authentic, and I’m sure that she knows what she’s doing here, I mean with her entire look, but somehow it confuses me. There is this something that makes me want to feed her, to change that exaggerated haircut and tickle her to see if she can laugh.

  9. uh, she’s probably not lying, most of the girls are already pretty thin. and she said MODELS not CELEBRITIES, and she never said anything about not shopping people’s faces (so they can be totally unrecognizable).

    they usually even out skin tone, get rid of bags, make hair nicer, get rid of muscle tone, and if theres too much bone they get rid of that

  10. Dear Vogue,

    I appreciate these special issues for larger women and black women. I really do, even if they smack of publication-segregation. What’d I really like, however, is to see women of color and with varied measurements peppering all of the pages of all of your magazines all of the time. Now there’s an idea! Here’s an even better one: Put me on your cover…I’m mixed and cute and a delicious size in-between-0-and-16.



  11. Who cares what she says – she looks like an ancient, ill old man wearing a cheap wig so her opinion on style & beauty means nothing to me.

    And age has nothing to do with her looks; Vanessa Redgrave & Helen Mirren still rock, Anna Wintour doesn’t

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