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Is Voluptuous the New Black?
Do Christina Hendricks, Kim Kardashian, and a whole magazine dedicated to plus-sized models add up to a return of "real" women in Hollywood? (Warning: Some photos NSFW)
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Voluptuous Is In!

"Mad Men" star Christina Hendricks may not want to talk about it, but voluptuous bodies like hers are back.

So says New York magazine, who asked the actress about her body, then found she wasn't so into discussing such matters.

(Courtesy: New York)

Christina Hendricks on New York

"It just leaves a bad taste in my mouth," Hendricks said about discussing her curves. "Back when I was modeling, if someone said 'I'm fasting,' I would say, 'Can't we talk about something else?'"

But as Fashion Week kicks off in New York, others can't stop talking about the fact that stick-thin model bodies may be becoming a thing of the past.

Click on for several examples of why fuller figures are the new talk of the town.

(Courtesy: New York)

 

Lizzie_Miller

Lizzie Miller took the industry by storm after this nearly-nude photograph of her appeared in Glamour magazine showing a slight belly. Glamour magazine editors were flooded with emails and comments from readers who were thrilled with the photograph, prompting the decision to feature more plus size models in the magazine.

The Photo That Started It All: Meet “The Woman on p.194”

Kim Kardashian Unretouched

Kim Kardashian has been an advocate of regular-sized women. Her  perfume ads even describe the scent as a "voluptuous new fragrance."

Not sure what that means, but there you have it.

(Twitpic)

Kim Kardashian Unretouched

Hilariously, Kardashian often pronounces the word "volumptuous."

With an "m."

Just something we noticed.

(Twitpic)

Crystal Renn: Now

Crystal Renn is a former straight size model who began her career at 14 years old. After years of starving herself, she transitioned into the world of plus size modeling and became a hugely successful model. She recently released a book about her struggles entitled "Hungry" and has appeared in such major publications as Vogue, Elle and Glamour magazine.

Plus-Sized Model Crystal Renn's Chilling Anorexia Details

Crystal Renn: Then

Mia Tyler

Liv's sister (and Steven's daughter) is a big-time plus-sized model.

V Magazine's 'Size Issue'

It's 'Curves Ahead' for V Magazine's "Size Issue."

The magazine's February issue promotes the mantra that every body is beautiful, showing models and stars of several different shapes, sizes, races and ethnicities.

On the cover of the magazine, actresses Dakota Fanning and Gabourey Sidibe are featured in black and white photographs.

Inside, the magazine features five plus size models (Candice Huffine, Marquita Pring, Michelle Olson, Tara Lynn and Kasia P) in a spread photographed by Solve Sundsbo and styled by Nicola Formichetti. 

After shooting for V, Sundsbo later said: “I loved the opportunity to show that you can be beautiful and sexy outside the narrow interpretations that normally define us.”

Click through to see more from V magazine's "Size Issue," and be sure to visit V Magazine's site for more on fashion, entertainment and style.

Click here for more on plus size models and the changing fashion industry from FoxNews.com Style.

Gabourey Sidibe for V Magazine

"Precious" star Gabourey Sidibe is on the cover of V magazine's "Size Issue," on newsstands January 14, featuring women of different shapes and sizes with the mantra, "all bodies are beautiful."

Photographs by Solve Sundsbo; Styling by Nicola Formichetti

V Magazine's 'Size Issue'

In V Magazine's "Size Issue," on newsstands January 14, five plus models are photographed in a spread called "Curves Ahead."

Photographs by Solve Sundsbo; Styling by Nicola Formichetti

Click here for more from V Magazine.

V Magazine

For the foreward, the magazine discussed the changes taking place in the industry, including designers calling for an end to size 0 clothing samples and the rise of plus size models, all while some figures in fashion continue to promote an unrealistic ideal.

V featured two very different cover girls Dakota Fanning and Gabourey Sibide, both of whom have broken barriers in their fields.

(Source: V magazine)

V Magazine 'Size Issue'

In V Magazine's "Size Issue," on newsstands January 14, five plus models are photographed in a spread called "Curves Ahead."

Photographs by Solve Sundsbo; Styling by Nicola Formichetti

V Magazine

In V Magazine's "Size Issue," on newsstands January 14, five plus models are photographed in a spread called "Curves Ahead."

Photographs by Solve Sundsbo; Styling by Nicola Formichetti

Click here for more from V Magazine.

V Magazine

In V Magazine's "Size Issue," on newsstands January 14, five plus models are photographed in a spread called "Curves Ahead."

Photographs by Solve Sundsbo; Styling by Nicola Formichetti

Click here for more from V Magazine.

V Magazine

In V Magazine's "Size Issue," on newsstands January 14, five plus models are photographed in a spread called "Curves Ahead."

Photographs by Solve Sundsbo; Styling by Nicola Formichetti

Click here for more from V Magazine.

V Magazine

In V Magazine's "Size Issue," on newsstands January 14, five plus models are photographed in a spread called "Curves Ahead."

Photographs by Solve Sundsbo; Styling by Nicola Formichetti

Click here for more from V Magazine.

V Magazine's 'Size Issue'

In V Magazine's "Size Issue," on newsstands January 14, five plus models are photographed in a spread called "Curves Ahead."

Photographs by Solve Sundsbo; Styling by Nicola Formichetti

Click here for more from V Magazine.

Plus Models in V Magazine

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek has long been Hollywood's reigning queen of voluptuousness.

Looks like the world is finally catching up to her!

(WireImage.com)

Is Voluptuous the New Black?

Do Christina Hendricks, Kim Kardashian, and a whole magazine dedicated to plus-sized models add up to a return of "real" women in Hollywood? (Warning: Some photos NSFW)

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