The reason they’re patting themselves on the back is because they have a “plus size” model on their cover for the first time ever. The model is a size 12 UK, which would make her a size 14 in US sizes. Size 14, by the way, is the most commonly bought size of clothing by women.
This back patting over it is just another way how the fashion industry promotes unhealthy body image and stigmatizes healthy sized bodies. Here’s a quote from an article about it:
She added: “When a plus-size model first turns up to the studio, she may be an anomaly to a team normally used to working with size-6s (UK size 4), but once photographer Max Doyle started shooting Robyn, we quickly readjusted our preconceived notions of beauty.’
“She’s really beautiful and you have to make the judgement about whether a girl’s special or not, so it really wasn’t about size or to make a statement.’
Yet the camera crew had to “readjust their preconceived notions of beauty” in order to shoot her. I just can’t get over that. It’s so demeaning, really. I mean, seriously. How can you talk about someone like that?
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I hate the fashion industry.
Picture of the “plus sized” model: