PHOTOS: Vogue Australia Publishes First Plus Size Spread Ever
If you’re not familiar with model Robyn Lawley yet, you should be. She is, besides gorgeous, one of the three stunners featured on that now legendary cover of Vogue Italia. She is also, as of their August issue, the first plus size model to ever be featured in Vogue Australia.
Not only is this spread beautifully shot and styled, it also has the all too rare occurrence of a plus-size model actually modeling, you know, clothes. Even the Vogue Italia cover spread, while aesthetically amazing, was super naked.
The only issue we take with the editorial is that it’s called “Curve” and is tag-lined with the word, “va-va-voom.” We can’t wait for the day when a plus-size model is featured as unobtrusively as a straight-sized model.
Editor in chief Kirstie Clements addressed the shoot in her editor’s letter and while we appreciate her honesty, we could have used with a little less condescension and surprise. Any emphasis is ours.
“This is the first time Vogue Australia has shot a larger model and of course now that we have done it, I ask myself why we didn’t do it sooner. But that’s because Robyn is especially gorgeous. I went to the shoot to meet her and was transfixed by her beauty and poise. She is a truly super duper model. When a plus size model first turns up to the studio, she may be an anomaly to a team normally used to working with size 6’s, but once photographer Max Doyle started shooting Robyn, we quickly readjusted our preconceived notions of beauty. She doesn’t actually look plus size to me at all now. I said to a colleague on set later that day, “And men like curves don’t they?” He looked at me like I was an idiot. “Yes Kirsty, we certainly do” was his laconic reply. It’s an interesting conversation – the world of high fashion and fuller-figured women. One that needs to be continued”.
The photos are below. Take a look and tell us what you think.