Watch: Vogue Italia's plus-size models in fetish-inspired lingerie shoot
Wednesday 08 June 2011
Following other publications such as French
V Magazine, Italian
Vogue has dedicated a month to curvaceous women.
Many might have expected model Crystal Renn to appear in the pages, but the former plus-size icon (and eating disorder survivor) has dropped back down to standard model weight and thus leaves the limelight to colleagues Candice Huffine, Tara-Lynn, Marquita Pring, and Robyn Lawley.
Shot by Vogue Italia's go-to photographer Steven Meisel, the ' Belle Vere' (the cover's title, translating to 'True Beauties') lounge around a baroque-inspired apartment, wearing boudoir-esque ensembles by Alberta Ferretti, Dolce & Gabbana, and Agent Provocateur - all styled by Edward Enninful.
Even though fashion media (at least seemingly) tend to welcome all moves supporting more diversity in the industry, there has been some debate as to how useful it actually is to stir up 'fanfare' every time a curvier woman is featured in a fashion magazine, singling out plus-size models in special editions, and whether it would be better to just integrate them more matter-of-factly in as many editorials and campaigns as possible. The same has been said about other 'minorities' in fashion, such as black or Asian models.
Watch a behind-the-scenes video of the shoot in question at http://youtu.be/0g9ODpG0XpA.
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