V Magazine will dedicate their January 2010 issue to plus-size models – this comes after Glamour Magazine featured “plus-size” models in in September (Lizzie Miller photo) and in their November “These Bodies are Beautiful at Every Size” article – see photo below.
“Big, little, pint-size, plus-size-every body is beautiful. And this issue is out to prove it” says editor-in-chief Steven Gan.
Surprisingly, Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld agreed to photograph the plus-size beauties (including Crystal Renn and burlesque dancer Miss Dirty Martini), even though in the past, he said things like…
“These are fat mummies sitting with their bags of crisps in front of the television, saying that thin models are ugly”
“No one wants to see round women.”
What do you guys think of this initiative? And of course: how do you like Crystal’s bikini body?
From far left: Crystal Renn, Amy Lemons, Ashley Graham, Kate Dillon, Anansa Sims and Jennie Runk. Bottom Center: Lizzie Miller.