After the overwhelmingly positive reaction to the photo of plus-size model Lizzie Miller that Glamour ran in its September issue, the magazine showcases more plus-size models in the November issue. (Scarlett Johansson appears on the November cover, wearing no pants.) Perhaps because efforts like these are often written off as tokenizing publicity stunts, Glamour makes a pledge in the accompanying article (about what size models should be) to include more realistic-looking women in their pages moving forward.
They also pledge:
Enthusiastic support for any designer who manufactures chic clothes we can photograph on full-bodied models. Isn’t it time for changes like these? Reality, after all, is everywhere. On Twitter, Demi Moore tweets matter-of-factly about her body: “I still have excess skin & stretch marks!” And then, “Comes with having a few kids 4 some of us!” Scott Schuman, a.k.a. the Sartorialist, has attracted a cult following by photographing real people with great style — and quirks.
Demi Moore is one of the most real 46-year-old women out there. And Scott Schuman’s the Sartorialist blog is just full of normal-size magazine editors. Positively stocked with the realest of real people on the streets today. With standards like these, change is certainly on the horizon.
These Bodies are Beautiful at Every Size [Glamour]