V Magazine’s ‘Size Issue’ hasn’t even hit the newsstands yet and it’s already one of the most talked about magazines of 2010. Previews of the Size Issue, designed to celebrate women of all shapes, have been slowly trickling out for the last few weeks and now we have some cover images to mull over.
V will have two contrasting covers when it hits the newsstands on January 14. On one, size-zero actress Dakota Fanning, who most recently starred in Twilight. On the other, critically acclaimed plus-size actress Gabourey Sidibe, the breakout star of 2009’s Precious. The girls were shot by husband-and-wife team Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
Happily, V Magazine are celebrating women of all shapes and asked both girls to speak about their size issues when it comes to fashion and being a Hollywood star.
“Now that I’m getting older, I’m finally getting to the point where I can fit into those things,” Dakota says of her favorite labels Elizabeth & James, Chanel and Marc Jacobs. “I’ve always been really small, really short and I’m finally starting to be able to wear a 0 without having to take it in like five inches.”
On the other side of the spectrum, Sidibe told V: “There were no real times that I thought maybe I can do it, until Mo’Nique came along. She’s a plus-sized woman who didn’t care about one day being skinny. All my life I’ve been hearing that I’ll never amount to anything until I am skinny. She disproved everything that everyone has ever told me.”