miss dirty martini v magazine size issue

Karl Lagerfeld photographs burlesque star Miss Dirty Martini in the Chanel atelier for V. Photo: Karl Lagerfeld

Just three months ago, designer Karl Lagerfeld was defending skinny models and claiming that "no one wants to see round women."

Hmmm, we wonder how he feels now after photographing the very voluptuous burlesque star Miss Dirty Martini for V magazine's "Size Issue," on newsstands Jan. 14.

For the lingerie-themed shoot, Lagerfeld invited Miss Martini to the hallowed Chanel atelier off of 31 rue Cambon in Paris, where a Coco Chanel look-alike posed alongside the busty and scantily clad performer.

Oddly enough, Martini doesn't don any garments by Chanel; instead she wears the brand's accessories including a chain belt, jewelry, purse, Chanel's new temporary fashion tattoos and brooches refashioned as pasties.

For the actual clothing -- of which there is little -- she wears her own lingerie (black bras and panties with flapper fringe) as well as seductive pieces by Chantal Thomas, Rigby & Peller, Comme des Garçons and Dolce & Gabbana.

miss dirty martini v magazine size issue

Mirror, mirror. V magazine's "Size Issue" features Miss Dirty Martini shot by the Kaiser himself. Photo: Karl Lagerfeld

"Posing on the Double C's, modeling like my life depended on it, I thought, 'Why not?'" explained Martini of her decision to be shot by Lagerfeld.

Although, it seems like she's still got concerns about the position of plus size girls in the industry.

"Why can't designers make fashion that mimics the architecture of hips and busts and then choose models that wear it perfectly?" she asks.

Unfortunately, that easy-sounding solution is probably as realistic as Lagerfeld shooting the next Lane Bryant campaign.

In any case, we want to know what you think: Does Lagerfeld's V photo shoot show a change of heart or is it just a publicity stunt? Let us know in a comment.

Plus, check out more steamy plus-size models who star in V's provocative "Size Issue," and see the stars who grace the two covers.