Monday, February 13, 2012
Elle France Goes Big
Despite society's outcry for the lack of full-figured women featured in magazines, the media still strays away from flaunting plus-size models in magazine spreads and particularly on covers. For their February issue, Elle France featured successful plus-size model Tara Lynn on their cover. Clearly, the French can be more forward-thinking than their American counterparts. Lynn has also been featuredI took a class on diversity in the fashion media last semester, and we spent a bit of time talking about size diversity in fashion magazines. One of the other "daring" covers we discussed was Italian Vogue's June 2011 cover, where they put three plus size models on their cover in lingerie. The spread was gorgeous, as were the models. This European diversity really needs to make its way stateside. Although, Adele's March Vogue cover, that was released a few days ago, is a start in the right direction.