With anorexia being the new “black” in the fashion industry where curves have typically been on the hit list in favor of boy shapes and visible bones, 18 Vogue editors are finally taking a stand. In the June 2012 issue, fashion royalty and editor Anna Wintour candidly supports the mission of the CDFA’s healthy bodies initiatives in the following statement…
“It’s with great pleasure that I can state that what started locally has now gone global. The eighteen other international Vogue editors and I cosigned a letter that furthers the CFDA’s amazing work by launching a worldwide health initiative, where we’ve committed ourselves to depicting healthy body images in our magazines.” Read the Wintour’s entire letter here.
While Vogue’s past and present efforts are laudable, we’re still seeing less-than healthy models make their way across runways every day. Let’s continue to support mediums that celebrate healthy women, bodies and curves across fashion.
I just love it when a rumor becomes truth… today's validated rumor, you ask? It seems the collaborations between J.Crew and CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winners Joseph Altuzarra, Pamela Love and Creatures of the Wind has been confirmed by Vogue, who leaking the very first photos today!
Vogue.com got their paws on one piece from each of the collab's limited-edition capsules and played dress up with staff members for an exclusive preview… and here's what we can expect to see: a classic Altuzarra with a navy Breton Sweater, pencil skirts and "virtiginous" espadrilles (in stores April 23,) distressed boyfriend jeans, belt and a shrunken jacket from jewelry designer Pamela Love (in stores May 14,) and a bright jacquard twinset, floral summer dress and patchwork oxfords from Creatures of the Wind (in stores June 11.) And in even more good news… each capsule will be available for pre-order by phone on Thursday, April 19th. The pricing hasn't been announced yet, we can assume that there'll be similar to last year's $200 to $450 range.