Being featured in Vogue magazine is widely regarded as the pinnacle of any modelling career, the publication could pass as a roster of supermodels lined up from cover to back-page ads.The November instalment titled “The Real Issue” (published, October 6), took an entirely different spin by becoming a model-free zone. So basically Instead of Kate Moss (who’s got about 37 Vogue covers), the editorial team chose to go with actress Emily Blunt on the front.The decision comes as part of the magazine’s supposed commitment to featuring ‘real women’. The editorial team went on to mention how it took Emily three hours of hair and makeup to reach front cover perfection.‘Famous for carving out a reputation in her career for playing relatable women, the actress…has a candid real-life attitude to match.’
While all of this sounds like progress, you may still want to ask yourself if the answers to unattainable beauty and size standards lie in getting rid of models in favour of ‘real’ women? Honestly I am not convinced, I mean what are models , if not ‘real women’.