Christmas came early this year: Last night, without a word of warning, Beyoncé dropped a brand new album called "Beyoncé" featuring a video for every single song of the album, an unheard-of feat. It basically goes without saying that everyone is eternally grateful to Bey for improving what was sure to be another humdrum Friday.
Especially grateful is Robyn Lawley. The rising plus-size model awoke to find that in one of the videos, Beyoncé is wearing a bathing suit that appeared to be from her Robyn Lawley Swimwear collection. Lawley excitedly posted to Facebook this morning:
Woke up to this .., Beyoncé wearing one on my swimsuits! #robynlawleyswimwear #beyonce #noangelvideo
And sure enough, there is Beyoncé, strutting around in the video for "No Angel" in a retro white swimsuit, layered with jewels and a plush white fur coat (natch).
The white suit is a perfect fit for Queen Bey's hourglass figure, which incidentally isn't that different than Lawley's. No one ever calls Beyoncé plus-size, of course; but seeing how great she looks in the kind of suit showcased by a model the industry does call "plus-size" underscores how arbitrary that label is. Robyn looks gorgeous in it, Beyoncé looks gorgeous in it and the rest of us probably would, too -- no labels necessary.
Editor's Note: Previous references confirming that Beyonce is wearing an exact suit from Lawley's line have been temporarily removed, pending confirmation from Beyonce's representatives.
Robyn looks stunning in swimwear:
Australian Magazine, August 2012
The Times Magazine, March 2012
Maison Magazine, March 2012
Lane Bryant, Fall 2012
Vogue Australia, August 2011
Boux "Embrace Your Curves" Campaign, August 2012
French Revue de Modes
Ralph Lauren's First Plus-Size Model
In the world of modelling, should the term "plus-sized" be dropped?