The trend of “photographing naked women to pretend we care about body image issues” continues today, with the latest issue of LOVE Magazine hitting newsstands across the UK. For its third annual “Fashion Icons” special issue, LOVE shot eight different covers, depicting eight naked supermodels in the same pose. As LOVE editor-in-chief Katie Grand told Vogue.co.uk, “We did this to show how much they differed physically from one another, which is why we also printed their measurements.”
I mean, thank goodness.
If they didn’t explain the many millimeters of difference in the waist-to-hip ratios of Daria Werbowy, Naomi Campbell, and Kate Moss, above, I might have thought this was just another way of reinforcing the beauty standard that says I should be six feet tall with a concave stomach and visible rib cage.
Now I understand that there’s at least an inch or two of variation in terms of just how concave my stomach must be.
Oh and also, that I can wear my hair up or down.
World, today you are indeed my oyster.