Monday, 4 January 2010

One Size...Fits All?

Terry Richardson has shot a controversial fashion shoot for the forthcoming issue of V Magazine.

It features Crystal Renn - the world's most in-demand plus size model - next to 17 year old new face Jacquelyn Jablonski.

One presumes the "One Size Fits All" message is supposed to "comfort" women around the world in the knowledge that even if you aren't as slender as the teenage girl Jacquelyn Jablonski, you can still hope to look as good as the shapely woman that is Crystal Renn.

I wonder if there will ever be a time when the media do not take it upon themselves to tell us how much we should weigh, and what dress size we should wear. Who cares whether your clothing labels feature a size 6 or a size 16; what matters is how you feel about yourself, not how others feel about you.

Fashion is supposed to be fun, a frivolous way to express one's creative sensibilities.

If only the magazines would cease to make it more complicated than it really is.

1 comment:

  1. I've always been a fan of fuller-figured models. There's a great site with many images of Crystal and other plus-size models here:

    They're all gorgeous.

    The site's forum also has thought-provoking discussions about body image and the media.