Model Ari Westphal feels her inner artist, styled by Lucy Walker in modern pattern-work for 'The Critics' Choice'. Photographer Masha Mel is behind the lens for Glamour UK November 2017./ Hair by Tomomi Roppongi; makeup by Lucy Joan Pearson
Top talent Emily Ratajkowski covers the August 2017 issue of Glamour UK. Fashion director Natalie Hartley styles Emily with a grunge twist in looks from Ellery, Preen, Maison Margiela, The Kooples, Frame and more for images by David Slijper.
Model Kimberly van der Laan enjoys the warmth of beach life, styled by Karen Preston in images by Olivia Frolich for Glamour UK July 2017./ Makeup by Kristina Ralph Andrews; hair by Yoshitaka Miyazaki
Supermodel and mother-to-be Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is styled by Alessandra-Steinherr in sensual chic looks from Burberry, Isabel Marant, DSquared2 and more. Photographer Guy Aroch captures the British beauty for Glamour UK June 2017 cover story.
Top model Jourdan Dunn covers the April 2017 issue of Glamour UK. Fashion director Karen Preston mixes dreamy Dior dresses with Lowe, Celine, Alexander Wang and more for images by David Slijper. / Hair by Ben Skervin; makeup by Renee Garnes
Dunn speaks aggressively about the term 'real woman', saying that she doesn't like it. But then -- perhaps unconsciously -- she adds a twist at the moment in American history when the term 'woman' is under redefinition. To be clear, Jourdan is responding to the topic of models vs 'real women'.
The prevailing argument on today's college campuses is that identifying as a woman triumphs all. Hence, Eve Ensler's iconic play 'The Vagina Monologues' is increasingly banned on campuses, even though Ensler added a transgender voice years ago. It's just a matter of our imaginations and wounded self-identities that the vast majority of people on earth associate certain body parts as being female. Tell that to the millions and millions of women worldwide who undergo genital cutting every year. As for Dunn, she says:
“I don’t really like the term ‘real women’. When you compare ‘real women’ to models, it’s like they are not real, and it’s like, what do you mean? I live on earth. I have breasts, I have a vagina, I am very much real.”
That response can get you sliced, diced and put in Twitter coffin these days where officially in women's studies academia and beyond, having breasts and a vagina has NOTHING to do with being a woman. I'm not sure why we can't all get along, but watch this space because the term 'woman' is being lost to the half the population who identifies as Jourdan Dunn does. ~ Anne