Model turned clothing designer Daisy Lowe covers the March issue of ASOS magazine (a wonderful example of branded content, if there ever was one) and while the image is gorgeous, what’s inside is even better. In a delightfully candid and bacon-filled interview, Lowe dishes on that dirty dancing video she did for Esquire UK back in June (we loved it, though the accompanying spread was a little base) and makes the bold decision to call Karl Lagerfeld out for not featuring more of fellow “curvy” model Crystal Renn.
On the Esquire shoot:
“With the Esquire shoot, that was me going, I want to look back when I’m 60 and go, ‘Cool! I could do that back then. But that was a very specific choice and it felt like a really dirty one night stand the next morning. We shot a video to go with it and it was like, ‘What did I do? I was sober! And it was daytime! And I just took all my clothes off! I made a choice after that to go ‘clothes on.’”
On Karl, curves, and the state of fashion:
“My dream is to see a lot more female shapes in ad campaigns when I look through magazines…my friend was working with Crystal Renn and said she thinks she’s only got a 38-inch hip. Karl Lagerfeld said he was going to embrace her womanly shape and then he just put her face on the ad campaign. Girls are starting to have tits in pictures, but I think it still needs to be about the curve… I’d love to do the Jean-Paul Gaultier and Givenchy shows. Their appreciation of the female structure is amazing, the way they cater to a woman’s body is beautiful. Real women have hips and an arse, yet loads of models in shows seem to have neither.”
The full issue will be available here on February 4.