Take That, Karl! Our Favorite Stylish, Smokin', Curvaceous Ladies

Poor Karl Lagerfeld. Everyone knows by now that he's not exactly into excess body fat (he used to have so much of it, after all), and when it comes to the perennial fray over pin-thin models, he just can't help but enter foot-in-mouth territory. Telling Focus magazine that "No one wants to see curvy women. You've got fat mothers with their bags of chips sitting in front of the television and saying that thin models are ugly," Karl's got a lot of flack coming his way. Of course we think butts, hips, 'n' thighs—curves, to those in the industry—are super-hot, both in clothes and out, and we'd love to present some of our favorite bodacious, curvaceous ladies. Maybe the Kaiser wouldn't have women larger than a size 4 in his kingdom, but we're just going to chalk that up to boob envy and move on.
Crystal Renn
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After battling anorexia as a teen model, Crystal Renn came out on top as a best-selling author and international cover girl, proving that looking fabulous doesn't mean going hungry.
Above, from left: Book cover for Hungry, Crystal Renn's autobiography; Crystal in an Australian Harper's Bazaar shoot.
Daisy Lowe
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Between her womanly figure, her wicked fashion sense and her effortless girl-about-town sensibility, there's a lot to love about Daisy Lowe.
Above, from left: Daisy posing in GQ ; Daisy in a Paradis Magazine shoot.
Christina Hendricks
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Mad Men has made us lust after many things: Don Draper, '60s dresses, and the undeniably sexy curves of Christina Hendricks.
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Above, from left: Promo image for Mad Men, image from In the Attic; Promo image for A Night on the Town, image from List Own.
Guinevere Van Seenus
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This long-time cover girl, who has posed for everyone from Steven Meisel to Bruce Weber, lives up to her regal name both in size and stature.
Above, from left: Looking sultry in Numero 56 ; Guinevere in a Vogue Paris shoot.
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Beyoncé
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Undoubtedly the queen of bootylicious, we wouldn't have her any other way.
Above, from left: Beyoncé on the cover of Vogue ; Promo image for Sasha Fierce, image from Show Stalker.
Lara Stone
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Lara Stone broke the mold with her fuller-bodied frame, with star turns in Vogue Paris and as the replacement for the most famous former waif of them all, Kate Moss, for Calvin Klein Jeans.
Above, from left: Lara in a Vogue Paris shoot; Posing pretty inside W Magazine.
Lily Allen
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Our favorite chanteuse one-ups Karl at the Kaiser's runway show, no less. No joke, you don't have to be a size zero to rock Chanel.
Above, from left: Lily shows off what's she's got in GQ ; On the cover of Q Magazine.
Kate Winslet
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Kate Winslet won our love when she shrugged off the critics that called her "fat" in the wake of her Titanic nude scene, and showed us that a Hollywood icon can be crazy-talented, glamorous, and comfortable in her own skin.
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Above, from left: Kate on the cover of Vanity Fair ; Kate Winslet, image from Talking Makeup.

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