V Magazine Pits a Plus-Size Model Against a Skinny One

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Photo: Terry Richardson for V

V magazine has released a preview of the issue "Page Six" had reported would be devoted to plus-size models. Turns out that the "Size Issue," as they're calling it, doesn't only include plus ladies. In the "One Size Fits All" spread shot by Terry Richardson, Crystal Renn and Jacquelyn Jablonski pose side by side in the same looks and similar poses, "creating quite a sizeable comparison," according to the press release. The point is to prove that "fashion can flatter any figure." If the industry truly believes that, why do we need a special issue devoted to proving it? Probably because fashion doesn't truly believe that, but at least these pictures show people with that thing called flesh looking good in expensive clothes, too. The release also included the models' measurements:


Jacquelyn: 5 ft, 9 in; 32/24/34

Crystal Renn: 5 ft, 9 in; 36/31/41

And that is how the industry defines plus-size models. See how fashion flatters all shapes and sizes in the slideshow.