It looks like Karl Lagerfeld is eating his words. After reportedly saying "no one wants to see curvy women" and "you've got fat mothers with their bags of chips sitting in front of the television and saying that thin models are ugly," the German designer has seized the opportunity to get even more publicity by photographing plus-size burlesque star Miss Dirty Martini for V Magazine's highly anticipated "Size Issue."
From V's press release:
Miss Dirty Martini poses alongside Coco look-alike, actress Jane Schmitt, who once starred as Gabrielle Chanel in one of Lagerfeld's short films, "Paris-Shanghai: A Fantasy." Wearing accessories by Chanel and Lagerfeld--along with pasties, cut-out bras, garter belts and stockings--Miss Dirty Martini looks surprisingly right at home in Coco's Rue Cambon apartment.
When asked about why she accepted the invitation to pose for V, Miss Dirty Martini said: "Posing on the Double C's, modeling like my life depended on it, I thought, 'Why not? Why can't designers make fashion that mimics the architecture of hips and busts and then choose models that wear it perfectly?'"
Photos from V magazine, which hits newsstands January 14th.