Lane Bryant’s Response to Victoria Secret’s “Perfect Body” Campaign
I absolutely love the Lane Bryant Cacique lingerie “I’m No Angel” commercial. But there’s been, what I consider to be, trumped up controversy by the media about the campaign.
They’re accusing Lane Bryant — that features succulent, zaftig models in Cacique underwear seductively purring, “I’m no angel,” — of bashing Victoria’s Secret models because of their “Perfect Body” campaign.
The idea is that Lane Bryant is simply perpetuating hate on hate between women of different sizes.
I don’t see it that way at all. I see the Lane Bryant campaign as a quest to allow voluptuous women with healthy, gorgeous fat to reclaim their right to be sexy too.
I don’t think there’s any danger that Victoria’s Secret models will ever be considered unattractive. The VS models are obviously stunning, sexy and gorgeous and I think that’s great. But they don’t corner the market on Beauty as Lane Bryant has so skillfully conveyed.
Here’s the Lane Bryant commercial that has stirred the pot:
I think BOTH body types are gorgeous, but the bodies Lane Bryant celebrates have been woefully under-represented in mainstream media and ad campaigns.
Why not add more variety to what is considered beautiful? I say the more the merrier!
Fox 11’s Susan Hirasuna called me up to get my point-of-view along with several other men and women. I somehow always manage to get in the action. Story below: