Two. Two out of eight hundred and thirty two. That’s the number of pages in the September issue of Vogue magazine that feature plus size models. And it’s an ad no less.
The ad is a 2 page spread with the hashtag, PlusIsEqual and the tagline ‘It’s Time for Change’. It also has the date of 9/14/15 and the website plusisequal.com. That’s it.
Those two pages are a paid advertisement. The only two pages in Vogue to feature plus sized models is a paid advertisement. It just reiterates the message of the website the advertisement directs you to.
The website also points out that 67% of US women are size 14 to 34. Sixty Seven percent!
It’s not just plus sized women that the fashion industry ignores. No, they don’t like regular sizes either. In fact, according to one model, they prefer women with bodies that are unobtainable to most of us.
This is Agnes Hedengard
Anges is a Swedish model with a BMI of 17.5 but according to the fashion industry her butt is too big and her hips are too wide. Her response is powerful and worthy of your attention.
But, I’ll let you be the judge, take a look at what Agnes had to say.
And now I want to hear from you.
Do you think Agnes is too big to be a model?
What do you think about the fashion industry?
Do you think normal sized women are accurately represented?