28 August 2015

Vogue Bravely Avoids Fat Models

Vogue September 2015
Vogue has just leaked their September issue in an astounding 832 pages. There's a feature on BeyoncĂ© (without an interview), a sneak peek of Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier’s new line, Kendall Jenner wearing fall’s coolest trends, and hundreds of pages filled with must-have boots, bags, and everything else you need for fall.

More importantly, it did not contain any significant information about oversize and lazy women being portrayed by plus-sized models. Who wants to see those extra flabby fat jiggle as you flip the pages anyway?

For those who want to see ads and articles featuring plus-sized models, there is only one message that the fashion magazine wants to say: make your own magazine and see if it will sell in the stands.

Vogue is not here to provide social dole-outs, promote political correctness nor espouse diversity. They are here to make money. And the ones that make money are skinny models in skimpy clothes or fashionable accessories.

These attractive models are not supposed to be average. They are supposed to be ideal. This is the reason why consumers do not see a 80's station wagon in a car magazine. They don’t expect to see a less than average person in a fashion magazine, more so fat ones.

Plus-size people should be glad that Vogue included a black and white ad featuring the silhouettes of six full-figured women appears. Wearing just lingerie and high heels, with their faces obscured, the women are (mostly) unidentifiable. The two-page spread simply includes a date—September 14, 2015—a website that has yet to be launched, plusisequal.com, the hashtag PlusIsEqual, and the tagline, "It's time for change."

At first glance, it looks like the women of ALDA, a collaborative of models, including Ashley Graham, Marquita Pring, Julie Henderson, Inga Eiriksdottir, and Danielle Redman, who aim to promote body diversity.

Regardless of what the plus-size models represent, they can take whatever statement they have and shove it somewhere else because Vogue readers will always patronize skinny, beautiful, wraith-like models. Plus-size models are certainly not attractive to most people, so deal with it.