Karl Lagerfeld, (who can, of course, be called many things), cannot be called an advocate for women who wear size 12-plus.
The Kaiser was recently quoted as saying that women complaining about too-skinny models were “just fat and jealous.”
“These are fat mummies sitting with their bags of crisps in front of the television, saying that thin models are ugly,” the Chanel designer told German magazine, Focus, going on to say that the fashion industry supports “dreams and illusions, and no one wants to see round women.”
But the power of V magazine is great.
And when they requested a contribution for their Size Issue, he complied.
Here is his shoot with burlesque dancer, Miss Dirty Martini.
Hot, mad and displaying a sense of humour.
Just one note from the Bad Witch at the christening. (I can’t help myself)
Hurray and congrats Karl etc for shooting a woman with womanly curves.
But why is she wearing so few Chanel clothes?
Wouldn’t it be marvellous to see someone who represents the average woman wearing Chanel, vs the usual, industry-approved, barely post-pubescent waif?
I suspect that, although KL thought it might be a wheeze to take photographs of a larger woman, he still is not prepared to actually make clothes for them.
Can’t imagine there are many Chanel samples in Size Dirty Martini.