Jill Kortleve is featured on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar US‘ May 2022 Beauty Issue. She poses for photographer Josh Olins while wearing a Valentino Haute Couture design and displaying her many tattoos. Inside the fashion magazine, the Dutch plus-size model flaunts her curves in stripped-down yet impactful styles.
Cover Shoot: Jill Kortleve for Harper’s Bazaar US May 2022
Fashion stylist Tony Irvine selected the designs of top fashion houses such as Balmain, Schiaparelli, and Alexander McQueen. For beauty, hairstylist Shon Ju slicks back Jill Kortleve’s short tresses with an understated makeup look by Sally Branka.
When I started out as a straight-size model, which is considered a size 0 or 2, I was dieting 24/7. Food was the only thing I could think about. I wouldn’t even get dinner or drinks with my friends. My mental state couldn’t keep up with the beauty industry’s standards that I thought I had to follow to become successful. So I decided I wanted to become a curve model, one who is larger than straight size, and it opened up a whole new part of the industry that I didn’t even know about. In Europe, the curve industry wasn’t, and still isn’t, as big as it is in the States.Jill Kortleve
Growing up in the Netherlands, becoming a curve model, and avoiding dieting are some of the topics she discusses in her interview with the publication. The BAZAAR May 2022 issue will be available on newsstands on May 3rd.