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The Huffington Post To Celebrate Its List Of Game Changers Tonight

Tonight, The Huffington Post is holding a special ceremony to celebrate its list of “Game Changers,” the “innovators, mavericks and leaders who are changing their fields and inspiring others to follow in their footsteps.”

This year’s ceremony happens to include quite a few bold names in the media industry:

Other attendees slated to appear tonight include reality tv star and health expert Bethenny Frankel, TV and radio personality Gayle King, fashion designer Prabal Gurung, models Paulina Porizkova and Crystal Renn, former New York Governor and current TV host Eliot Spitzer and his co-host Kathleen Parker, PR whiz Kelly Cutrone, and many others.

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Glamour Continues In Plus-Sized Trend

crystal2.jpgWhile Glamour may have come out with several plus-sized spreads, it also incited some controversy over not having their bigger models wearing any clothes. (>Update: the November shoot was a reenactment of the famed Herb Ritts photo of naked supermodels.) It was really V magazine‘s recent plus-sized issue that garnered praise for utilizing its models to the fullest extent, even when yes…a lot of their larger babes weren’t wearing shirts either.

Today Glamour tries to take back their title continues its trend as the most size-friendly fashion magazine by scooping a little of V‘s glory: the Condé Nast title’s newest issue features a spread with plus-size model Crystal Renn, most recently seen in V‘s “Who Wears It Better” spread, where she was photographed by Vice photographer Terry Richardson.

While we applaud Glamour‘s consistent use of a plus-sized woman in its pages, we’d love to see more of the other models out there besides Renn. We’re sure there’s plenty.

More pics from the shoot, below.

Read More: You’d Look Even Better Naked: Crystal Renn Shows Us How To Wear The New NudesGlamour

Previously: V Magazine Navigates Minefield Of Plus-Sized Models, V Magazine Saves Its Plus-Sized Issue With Actual Plus-Sized Models

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V Magazine Navigates Minefield Of Plus-Sized Models


When a magazine tackles issues of “sizes” in models, it can be a tricky situation. Like when Glamour put out a spread of naked plus-sized models and critics complained that the women weren’t clothed, thus making their belly rolls and thicker thighs more evident. And even though the fashion industry has promised tighter regulations on keeping models closer to normal, human sizes instead of wire hangers, nothing much has changed. One step forward, two steps back.

So when V magazine hired American Apparel/Vice photographer Terry Richardson to take pictures of “skinny” model Jacquelyn Jablonski next to “plus-sized” model Crystal Renn for a “Who Wears It Better” spread, we expected to hear the same sort of complaints about the smaller women being portrayed as more attractive than the bigger one, since most fashion designers make their outfits with tiny girls in mind.

But here’s the twist: both girls look exactly the same. At first, we thought they were actually the same woman, with a little bit of photoshopping to make one picture look a little bit larger than the other. As it turns out, both models are the same height (5’9″) and Renn’s measurements are 36-31-41, which is only three inches above the “ideal” waistline for a woman her height.

So if V had shown a bigger woman to compare to Jablonski, they may have gotten crap for accentuating how clothes fit skinny girls better, but by using only a slightly plus-sized model, the magazine is saying that even the term “plus-size” doesn’t really apply to most women in America.

Pictures of the photo shoot, after the jump.

Read More: V Magazine Pits a Plus-Size Model Against a Skinny OneNew York magazine

One Size Fits AllV magazine

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