When I laid my eyes on the June 2011 edition of Italian Vogue, my initial reaction was ‘Damn! These women are so Haute, where have they been hiding all my life?!’ Then I realised that they weren’t hiding, these are the kind of girls that never make it to Vogue editorial, let alone the cover.
It’s been a long overdue jump since Vogue cover of April 2000 (featuring Sophie Dahl) that any fashion magazines featured more curvaceous models. This month Vogue Italia’s editor Franca Sozzani has chosen three faces: Tara Lynn, Candice Huffine and Robyn Lawley. Captured at the Waldorf Astoria in New York by Steven Meisel and styled by Edward Enninful, the editorial is demonstrably more committed to inclusion and size diversity than her other Vogue edition counterparts. There is a certain sense of admiration and respect held for any individual seeking to expand the widely accepted definition of beauty, which Sozzani is clearly doing. Bravo signora!
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by Olga Titarenko