Vogue to feature plus-size model

Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2002

NEW YORK (AP) -- Vogue magazine has opened its coveted fashion-spread pages to a plus-size woman for the first time.

Model Kate Dillon, who's a size 12-14, was photographed by Helmut Newton for the April issue. The issue is dedicated to women of all shapes and sizes who often have felt excluded in the fashion world, editor in chief Anna Wintour said.

Pregnant, short, curvy and athletic women also are making rare appearances in the magazine.

''We wanted to address these women and let them know whatever size you may be, you can still 'look like Vogue,''' Wintour told The Associated Press Tuesday. ''It was not a problem finding clothes. We pulled from resources we normally cover -- that's what we're really trying to show.''

Does that mean there are more plus-size models in Vogue's future?

''Definitely,'' Wintour said. ''Absolutely.''

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