French Elle got a lot of attention a year ago for their “Stars Sans Fard” covers which featured Sophie Marceau and Monica Bellucci without makeup and in unretouched shots. Well, French Elle is challenging industry standards once again with a “special rondes” edition out to prove that, contrary to what Mireille Guiliano would like you to believe, French women do get fat.
Elle’s April issue featuring a twenty page spread on plus size fashion comes a month after Italian Vogue launched an online section called “Vogue Curvy” dedicated to fashion and beauty for non-size 34 women. So French and Italian women can be young, fat and fabulous. Gotcha.