Vogue magazine failed to use ANY plus-size women in its September issue – Daily Mail

Vogue magazine failed to use ANY plus-size women in its September issue – Daily Mail

By Catherine Townsend For Dailymail.com


The September issue of American Vogue features plus-size women on just two of its 832 pages – and even then, they only appear in a paid-for ad.
Hidden among the pages of the fall fashion bible, which features Beyoncé on the cover, as well as inside images of high-profile models Kendall Jenner, Lara Stone and Cara Delevingne in the latest trends, sits a two-page black and white Lane Bryant ad campaign showing the sexy silhouettes of six full-figured women.
Wearing just lingerie and high heels, the women’s faces are obscured – and the only text is a countdown to a date, September 14, 2015, the hashtag #PlusIsEqual, and the tagline, ‘It’s time for change’.  
Mysterious girls: The September issue of Vogue has only two pages that feature plus-sized models, who are pictured as silhouettes wearing lingerie and high heels 
Curvy campaign: Plus-sized retailer Lane Bryant’s ad in Vogue features the silhouettes of six models wearing only lingerie and high heels 
Since there is no company name in the ad, and clicking on the link only leads to a yet-to-be-launched website, plusisequal.com, Yahoo Style theorized that the site may be linked to ALDA – a collaborative of curvy models, including Ashley Graham, Marquita Pring, Julie Henderson, Inga Eiriksdottir, and Danielle Redman – who aim to promote body diversity within the fashion industry.
However, a call to the ALDA referred them to popular retailer Lane Bryant – who said that the company was unable to comment at this time, but suggested that the ad was linked to the Lane Bryant brand. 
The company later solved the mystery, however, by tweeting: ‘It’s about time. (And what a perfect day for this.) #WomensEqualityDay #PlusIsEqual’
Earlier this year, the retailer hit back at lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret’s ‘perfect body’ ad with a successful social media campaign titled #ImNoAngel, which saw women of all shapes and sizes posing in lingerie to prove that you don’t need the trim and toned physique of an underwear model in order to be considered beautiful. 

Fashion bible: The fall fashion issue of Vogue features Beyonce on the cover, and sneak peaks of Luella Bartley and Katie Hiller’s new line, but only two pages show plus-sized models

Vogue magazine failed to use ANY plus-size women in its September issue - Daily Mail
Vogue magazine failed to use ANY plus-size women in its September issue - Daily Mail
Marc Jacobs Fall 2015
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No one is taking away Queen Bey’s style crown. Well, not if she keeps wearing Marc Jacobs Fall 2015.
The Vogue cover girl set tongues wagging when she graced the highly anticipated September issue wearing a complete look from Marc’s autumn/winter line which comprised of a nude floral embroidered gown and a statement red embellished coat.
We love how the floor-grazing number cinches in at the waist which highlights Beyonce’s bold hourglass silhouette, but the sexiness of the fit is well balanced with the subtle femininity of the texture and neutral hue.
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Style with minimal nude high heel sandals and a slick of neutral lippy for the finishing touches.
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Fashion advice: Critics have taken to social media to call out Vogue for leaving out plus-sized models, with comments like ‘I’m not surprised, unfortunately, and ‘@Voguemagazine, you can do better’ 
Social sharing: The Lane Bryant campaign is already beginning to generate a response on Twitter with the hashtag #PlusIsEqual 
And at an estimated $100,000 for two pages in Vogue, the brand certainly seems to be betting that this campaign will gain traction on social media as well.
Many of the models mentioned above, including Graham, and Pring, as well as Candice Huffine, Victoria Lee, Justine Legaultand, and Elly Mayday, appeared in the Cass Bird-lensed images. 
Ironically Cara Delevingne, the supermodel who features most prominently throughout the magazine, recently said the fashion industry is ‘horrible and it’s disgusting’.
And while Cara has had the opportunity to enjoy a long and incredibly successful career, the mysterious Plus is Equal website explains that, while 67 per cent of US women are size 14 to 34, this size group is grossly underrepresented on billboards, magazines and TV. 

It reads: ‘We believe all women should be seen and celebrated equally. It’s time to unite our voices. Because there’s power in numbers and together we can change the equation.
Making waves: Media outlets including PopSugar Style are responding to Lane Bryant’s campaign 
Perfect pose: Plus-size model Ashley Graham was part of Lane Bryant’s #ImNoAngel campaign, and has also appeared in Sports Illustrated and Vogue
Cover girl: Robyn Lawley was chosen as Sports Illustrated’s first plus-sized cover model 
‘See what people are saying. Read the facts. Then, add your voice and join us in calling for equal representation.’ 

This is not the first time that plus-sized models have taken a stand toward encouraging women to embrace their curves and cellulite and even recently helping to design a plus-size lingerie line inspired by 50 Shades of Grey.
But speaking in her latest interview, Ashley revealed the long, hard road she has traveled to achieve such success, while also showing off her curves in a stunning underwear shoot which took place on the roof of her Brooklyn home, which she shares with her husband Justin Ervin.
‘I had an agent wave money in my face and say “if you go from a size 18 to a 14, you will make all of this money and more” and I still didn’t even have the gumption to lose the weight,’ she said. 
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