Imagine my joy when seeing the diverse range of women who currently hold and previously held the cover girl crown...at the same time I also thought about the label "plus size/fuller figure" is it just another way of dividing and labelling ourselves as women or a fitting and descriptive for the fashion industry..?
Jill Scott June 2011
Glee girls May 2011
Tara Lynn March 2010
Adele July 2011
Gabby Sidibe Jan 2010
...Currently running till November, held in LA, the Beauty Culture exhibition seeks to re assess our own definition of what is beautiful... looking at colour, size and trends, featuring some of the most diverse and celebrated women in fashion
Connie Chiu successful albino model
Carmen Dell Orefice 80year old working model
Alek Wek, re defined our perspection of beauty
The exhibition takes place at the Annenberg Space for Photography and illustrates the impact images can and do have towards our perceptions of style beauty and femininity.
"As much as beauty can astonish and inspire, it can also corrupt and subvert, rendering all else - and even itself - broken and obsolete," says Wallis Annenberg, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of the Annenberg Foundation. "The great contemporary photographers do so much more than chronicle and celebrate what is beautiful in our time. They dig beneath it, they confront our compulsion with it, and they turn art's mirror on ourselves as well. I can't think of a more important conversation for the Annenberg Space to have."
For more information http://www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org/
Like a breath of fresh air…. reminding us that all things are beautiful whatever form they present themselves in.... x stay blessed Teiko x