I don’t know if you’ve heard the rumors yet but I am geeked, stoked, and excited. Adele is slated to be the March 2012 cover girl for Vogue. The American edition! And from the looks of all the editor’s tweets, it’s gonna be more than just her ultra gorge face.
Apparently, Anna Wintour (EIC of Vogue) is shopping for ‘a series of cover-worthy outfits for the size 16 chart-topper to wear on the shoot’ according to WWD.
This is HUGE HUGE HUGE for the plus-size community. In the publication world, March is the mark for new spring fashions and trends. For Vogue, this is the second most important issue next to the September issue. So it’s a pretty big deal that she was selected. I’m banking on a big fashion spread with tons of fabulous garments from Anna’s favorites – Prabul Gurung, Alexander Wang, Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs, and maybe even Michael Kors.
I doubt this will drastically change society’s vision on how fashionable (or not) the woman over a size 10 can be, but it’s definitely a start. The last time a plus-sized star graced the cover of US Vogue was Jennifer Hudson back in 2007. Vogue Italia has been instrumental in breaking those size/color boundaries with both a black issue and a plus size issue. It’s high time the US Vogue catch up!
(Reports also peg Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj in the 2012 list of celebrities for US Vogue.)
Q: Since Anna is looking for ‘custom fit’ designs, do you think it’s unfair? Perhaps she should be using those designers who have a collection for plus size women ready?
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