In the '00s, the fashion industry talked the talk about curvaceous models. In the '10s, it might actually walk the walk.
The upcoming issue of V magazine, on newsstands Jan. 14, features a bevy of Botticelli-bodied beauties, flaunting their figures in everything from cut-out Gucci bathing suits to bottom-hugging Guess jeans to nothing but red lipstick, gold jewels and a pair of heels.
While V's "Size Issue" is nothing new in concept -- Vogue has been putting out its annual nod to non-size-zeros for years -- the magazine breaks form in execution. Five plus-size models star in its "Curves Ahead" spread.
Some, such as Tara Lynn, wear very little at all. Sprawled on the ground like an Odalisque, wearing makeup and accessories evocative of Fernand Leger's cubist portraits, Lynn looks more like a work of art than the glorified clothing hangers often pictured in fashion magazines.