Karl Lagerfeld -- the Chanel designer who infamously said "no one wants to see round women" -- is now photographing, well, "round women" for the upcoming 'Size' issue of V magazine.
The edgy indie publication, which is more prone to featuring super thin waifs like Miranda Kerr and stars including Natalie Portman and Cameron Diaz, is devoting its January issue to ladies of all body types -- women with a little more meat on their bones being no exception.
"Big, little, pint-size, plus-size -- every body is beautiful," V's editor-in-chief Stephen Gan told the New York Post. "And this issue is out to prove it."
The magazine will feature plus-sized models like Crystal Renn -- read our exclusive interview with the model/author -- and buxom burlesque dancer Miss Dirty Martini.
Some subjects will be nude, no doubt inspired by Glamour's portrait of naked plus-sized models in its November issue. (We're expecting to see some of the other voluptuous beauties who posed for the highly publicized shoot in V, as well.)
In addition to Lagerfeld, StyleList confirmed that photographers shooting for the issue include husband-and-wife team Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, bad boy shutterbug Terry Richardson, and Bruce Weber, known for capturing the shirtless hard bodies of the Abercrombie & Fitch capmaigns).
Whether this incorporation of diverse body types will become an ongoing thing for V magazine (like it's supposed to for Glamour), remains to be be seen. But we're guessing it will at least drum up as much controversy as the avant-garde tome's recent "blackface" images.
For more on size and fashion, see this designer's controversial stance on fuller models walking the runway.