No one wants to see a real person on the cover of Vogue, says Vogue editor
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Would you buy a copy of Vogue with a healthy, unedited, “real” person on the front cover? Well according to the editor of Vogue, the answer is a resounding no! "People always say "why do you have thin models? That's not what real people look like" - but nobody really wants to see a real person looking like a real person on the cover of Vogue." In fact, Shulman, who has edited the fashion magazine since 1992, is bored of having to keep answering this question, saying: "I get fed up with having to deal with the question of why are models thin; that sort of bores me." While during her interview with Lily Allen she does argue that sample sizes from designers should be bigger, she still feels there is an element of fantasy when you read a glossy mag such as Vogue: "People don't want to buy a magazine like Vogue to see what they see when they look in the mirror. They can do that for free."
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