In an attempt to draw attention to plus size fashion, Vogue Italia‘s editor, Franca Sozzani, has chosen to use plus size models wearing skimpy lingerie, on its latest cover.
Question: Does this cover take away from the plus size fashion movement or does it advance the cause?
I have said this before..but I truly believe that evolution, especially of this kind, in terms of changing attitudes will come in tiny bits and pieces, forwards and backwards and side steps.
Undoubtedly, there will be some hits and misses in advancing acceptance of plus size fashion into mainstream fashion.
Would we have seen a fashion spread like this ten years ago?
I am curious to see what is inside the issue and how the cover is explained in context?
The cover is in black and white photographed by photographer Steven Meisel, features plus-sized models Candice Huffine, Robyn Lawley, and Tara Lynn and they are all wearing quite the attention-getting lingerie.
Here’s the thing…we won’t know which cover, article, fashion spread, advertisement is a hit or a miss or its impact for some time to come.
Here’s another thing..I think this cover will be more a hit in the long-term because it gives us one more perspective and is a way to change one more perception. Maybe it does stand alone and is not connected to anything relevant inside? So, what?
So, I am for the hits and the misses and everything in between…because you cannot have the hits without the misses!
Let’s keep the creativity and innovation coming!
More as it happens! Jodell