French Elle has put plus size model Tara Lynn on their cover this month hailing her as The Body. France is well known for its devotion to skinny with Chanel's head designer Karl Lagerfield calling Grammy award winning songstress Adele too fat for fashion. He claims it was a misquote, but Karl is well known for his position on curves. As much as Tara isn't exactly plus size in terms of the real world, in the fashion world its a step in the right direction to see models like Tara on the front cover of such a well respected fashion industry bible, such as French Elle.
Australian magazine Madison has also chosen to feature a plus size model on its cover this month, choosing home grown plus size super model Robyn Lawley as its March cover girl. The byline reads You don't have to be skinny or small to be beautiful, a direct quote from Lawley herself from the fantastic interview inside. Now ain't that the truth? Its what we have known all along, but finally it seems the fashion industry is listening to us. With a fashion feature on super sexy curves Madison is on the right path, instead of the usual emaciated teenager we are seeing real women presenting the fashion for us, real women.
What are your thoughts on these two covers? Is it too little too late for you? Or a step in the right direction?