One Size Fits All… or does it?
How nice of V Magazine to think of real women this festive season. The editorial, aptly entitled, ‘One Size Fits All’, has been perfectly timed to coincide with the time of the year that is well known and accepted for indulgence and over-eating. In the spread, they have pitted “skinny” model, Jacquelyn Jablonski against plus-size model, Crystal Renn to show that fashion can flatter all, no matter what your size… how kind of them!
Crystal Renn really works the shoot and there is no doubt that she looks hot but surely the mere fact that V Magazine felt that they should do a shoot like this, suggests that one size doesn’t really fit all. I’m not the skinniest of people myself, so my ears always prick up when there is talk of plus-size models being used. The reality of the situation for me, is that one size does not fit all which is why there are much more shoots in less fashion forward magazines showcasing clothes that flatter different shapes and sizes. Furthermore, whilst Crystal looks fabulous, how representative is she of plus size women – or at least the average woman? Yes, she is fuller figured than Jacquelyn but that isn’t really much of a yardstick or a fair comparison… well not to “real” women anyway. So thank you V Magazine for this spread but from what I can see Crystal can work it and represent a small minority of women who look as good as she does but I’ll stick to avoiding short jumpsuits and stick to what I know suits me.