Robyn Lawley
It would not be a bold statement to say that fashion is in the midst of a revolution this year, taking strides in efforts to minimize the abundance of anorexic models, opting instead for figures the industry once would have deemed "too curvy." With models like Robyn Lawley and Kate Upton as what's en vogue on the fashion scene, one may wonder where the boom in popularity of buxom models came from.

Vogue Australia has published its first ever plus-size fashion shoot this month.

The magazine's latest September issue features Sydney-model Robyn Lawley who stars in in the ten-page 'Belle Curve' piece consisting of sleek monochrome shots modelling designs from Alex Perry, Willow and Carla Zampatti.

This will be the first time the 52-year fashion bible has featured a plus size model. The decision however was not done for any particular message as the editor of Vogue Australia, Kirstie Clements told News:

"I didn't do it as a stunt or anything," Clements said. "She's really beautiful and you have to make the judgement about whether a girl's special or not, so it really wasn't about size or to make a statement.

Interestingly Lawley was not always a plus size model but actually starting modelling in her early teens at a size 8-10 but struggled to keep her keep her weight down.

"After a year of crazy dieting to try to stay under a size 10, I gave up and let my body recover," she told The Australian last month.

Two years later, Lawley went to see a modelling agency that specialised in casting plus-size women and was signed on the spot.

Lawley has also graced the cover of Vogue Italia and French Elle joining a select few plus-size models who have featured in the pages of glossy magazines recently.

Now, 22,, the New York-based glamour girl is set to front both Myer and Big W's new plus-size clothing ranges.

Vogue Australia's September issue is on sale now, for more details