Preview: Day 4 of V Magazine’s Size Issue by Lagerfeld

I was so tickled when I heard that Karl “No one wants to see curvy women” Lagerfeld was shooting a spread for V Magazine’s Size Issue. “How laughable,” thought I, “that the White Goodman of fashion will be shooting a spread for a size issue. Ho ho. How droll.”

Well. The Kaiser completely and utterly shut me up by producing the best editorial in V Magazine so far.

Lagerfeld, head designer and creative director for Chanel, has titled his spread Day 4: Coco a Go-Go and (gasp!) appears to be having fun with his designer baby.

Miss Dirty Martini and Coco

Miss Dirty Martini, a burlesque star, is full of life and oozes sexuality in each picture. Her body is undeniably on show and yet I never lost sight of Jacob K‘s beautiful styling. Everything about this spread looks decadent. This editorial, much more than Day 1 and Day 2, has perfectly married showcasing the fat body with high fashion styling. Amazing.

However, as has been noted by Fashionologie, by using a burqesque star in his spread Lagerfeld has avoided the endorsement of plus size models. You are a sneaky bitch, Karl.

Miss Dirty Martini in V Magazine

If you look closely, you'll see Miss Dirty Martini's unretouched body in her reflections.

For the complete editorial and full size images, head to All images are copyright V Magazine and respective photographers. The Size Issue is due out on 14 January 2010.

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7 Responses to “Preview: Day 4 of V Magazine’s Size Issue by Lagerfeld”

  1. 2 Meredith 7 January, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    You *like* this? Well, to each their own. It has a high ick factor for me.

    It doesn’t even come close to the beauty of the Day 2 editorial. Mind you, it’s probably better than Day 1, I’ll give you that, but Day 1 was just a complete failure.

    • 3 Frances 7 January, 2010 at 11:17 pm

      It appears that we’re complete opposites. For me, the order is:
      1. Day 4 – Everything about it is amazing.
      2. Day 1 – The styling is perfect. All the colour, prints and accessories are exactly what I love.
      3. Day 2 – A huge disappointment. Too much/too obvious retouching and the stylist put the models in double denim. Texas tuxedos have no place in a fashion magazine.

  2. 4 Sady 19 January, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Karl is really talented!
    But… Miss Dirty Martini is not a model and does not wear any Chanel clothes, only acessories…. So in fact, Karl does not support plus size models or Chanel clothes for big girls…

    • 5 Frances 19 January, 2010 at 1:18 pm

      Yeah, it’s sneaky. It’s a beautiful editorial, but doesn’t endorse plus size models, plus size fashion or providing larger samples for plus size models.

  3. 6 BigHandsomeMan 2 February, 2010 at 2:45 am

    I finally tracked down a copy of the mag. On one hand, it was nice to see female models of varying sizes. But where were the big guys?

  4. 7 mizztcasa 9 February, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Loving the size issue magizines! Love learning about all these gorgeous women like Miss Dirty Martini and Crystal Renn.

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