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En Francais, Marie Claire has taken yet another leap towards promoting a "love your body" message by featuring plus size models in swimsuits and lingerie in its June issue. It was only two months ago that the magazine produced a totally non-airbrushed issue - the only one to be produced within the last decade. This will undoubtedly win them support with the general public regardless of whether the rest of the fashion world follows suit.
Renowned 60’s Vogue photographer, David Baily, has joined the likes of editor Katie Grand and German fashion photographer, Peter Lindbergh in their aversion to heavy retouching.
David Bailey said: “D’you know any model over the age of 23 has to be touched up these days. Twenty-three? It’s f*cking ridiculous but that’s what you have to do for American Vogue and it’s getting to be the same over here [in England]. They want shoots that look like a shop window in Knightsbridge. They always have the same kind of dead-looking girls. It isn’t interesting and the girls aren’t interesting. Because they aren’t girls. They’re androids. Airbrushed and cleaned up and not real.”