Vogue Italia Celebrates Curves With a Sexy Plus-Sized Cover and Spread

June 10, 2011 2:38 AM

The cover of Vogue Italia‘s June 2011 issue reads Belle Verre which, according to Google translate, means “True Beauty” and features plus sized models Tara Lynn, Candice Huffine, and Robyn Lawley, hand picked by photographer Steven Meisel for the shoot.

Inside the magazine, the spread is titled Sogno Di Donna – “Dream Woman”- and editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia, Franca Sozzani, told New York Magazine‘s The Cut where the idea came from: (imagine, as we do, her delicious Italian accent as you read the direct quote)

We were talking about doing, let’s say, a normal person — not only models who are skinny, the normal prototype of beauty of today. It was up in the air for a bit, but now we did it to attract the attention that it doesn’t exist, only one kind of beauty, but that every woman can be beautiful, and especially curvy women can be beautiful and very sexy. If you think today of Elizabeth Taylor or Sophia Loren, they could be in the curvy issue. That shows you how it’s changed, the idea of the body for the woman.

While she admits that we will likely not see curvier girls – or black girls, for that matter –  in fashion magazines in any proportion that competes with white skinny models, at least not for now, it’s still refreshing to see a body that’s bigger than a size zero or size two in such a sexy high fashion photo shoot. We hope these photos will give you a more realistic shape to aim for when you hit the gym and that you’ll channel the extreme sensuality and confidence of these women the next time you’re stripping down for a romantic one-on-one instead of stressing about sucking in your tummy.

Read the full interview with Franca Sozzani at The Cut.

See the behind the scenes video and full photo gallery at Vogue.it.

 

 

Vogue Italia June 2011 Sogno Di Donna Spread

 

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