18 times celebrities called designers on their actions

Yes, we drop some names. 🧚

The fashion industry can be a very unwelcome place for anyone who does not fit into its narrow idea of ​​a “beauty standard”. Not even celebrities are safe from the designers’ harsh judgment and cruel words at the helm.

However, this has not prevented many celebs and influencers from taking back control by calling the designers who tried to tear them down.

Here are 18 times celebs, influencers and stylists called designers to make them feel terrible:


After Karl Lagerfeld alleged that Meryl Streep turned down one of her Chanel dresses in favor of a dress she had been paid to wear to the 2017 Academy Awards, the actor called him defamatory and said his statement was “overwhelming”. “[ed her] performance at the Oscars, on the occasion of [her] record-breaking 20th nomination. “

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In a statement, Streep said: “Karl Lagerfeld, a prominent designer, embarrassed me, my stylist and the famous designer whose dress I chose to wear, in an important industry publication. This publication printed this defamation unchecked.”


In 2012, after Karl Lagerfeld said Adele was “a little too fat,” the singer told People, “I represent the majority of women, and I’m very proud of that.”

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She said, “I never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines.”

In response, Lagerfeld told Metro: “I would like to say to Adele that I am your biggest admirer. Sometimes it changes a meaning from the thought when I take a sentence out of the article. What I said was in relation to Lana Del Rey and the phrase have since been taken out of context from how it was originally published. “


Early in Zendaya’s career, her stylist Law Roach focused on new designers rather than big names, because “many of the [high fashion] houses did not dress black girls. “

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He told Paper Mag: “I really believed in her from the day she walked in. I thought she was a star and I would throw everything I had, everything I could do, into her. I just felt like the world needed to know this girl, so what forced me to do was start building relationships with new designers, which essentially forced me to be even more creative in a space that I already had no experience with. “

Thanks to his hard work in establishing Zendaya as a fashion icon, “now everyone wants to dress her,” but Roach goes back to the high-end labels and says, “Not this season!”

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During the Hollywood Reporters Stylist Roundtable, he said, “It’s a big fuck, because we all know [public relations] want to bring someone to you because ‘oh she can get her in Valentino’ but what I wanted to prove was that she does not have to be in Valentino to become a fashion girl. “


When @TheCatWalkItalia posted a collage of Selena Gomez on Instagram in 2018, designer Stefano Gabbana allegedly commented: “She’s so ugly,” and a few months later, the singer subtly shadowed him by wearing a sparkling clip that said “ugly” .

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Gomez’s mother, Mandy Teefey, told People: “When someone has a desire to speak out about something by using a word so hateful … we ignore it.”


Ahead of the 2019 Grammys, Bebe Rexha posted an Instagram video calling on designers who “do not want to dress [her] because [she’s] too big.”

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She continued, “If a size six / eight is too big, then I do not know what to tell you. Then I will not wear your fucking dresses.”

After several designers reached out, the nominee walked the red carpet in a Monsoori dress and jokingly said to those who refused to work with her, “You wish you would have dressed my fat ass!”

MIC. DROP. @BebeRexha had a message to send to the designers who refused to dress her for #Grammys 🎙💥

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When an exclusive label she bought a lot from earlier, Dascha Polanco told that they could not dress her because she “is not the sizes [they] have, “she said, that she” will not give them the pleasure, “if they ask to dress her in the future.

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She told Vogue: “It’s disappointing, but I’m trying to work with future designers who will make things for me and who will collaborate with me. People who love my curves and embrace them as much as I do.”


In 2021, influencer Saucyé West launched the #FightForInclusivity movement, which “challenges the consumer to take back their power and asks buyers to boycott a group of popular plus-size brands” until they expand their size beyond a 4X.


At a fashionable photo shoot in 2019, Jameela Jamil tried on a designer dress that “exploded openly on [her] ass, “so she approached the designer on Twitter and said,” Shame on you, don’t shame on me. I’m 33 and I’m 5’10. “

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She said: “I really wish designers would just start pulling a Christian Siriano and making their samples bigger and making their sizes bigger and more inclusive.”


In 2018, the fashion watchdog’s Instagram account @diet_prada, run by Tony Liu and Lindsey Schuyler, called Dolce & Gabbana to mock its Chinese consumers “with a parodied vision of what modern China is not … a gag for fun” in an advertising campaign.

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The founders of Dolce & Gabbana issued an apology, but the company also filed a defamation lawsuit against Liu and Schuyler.

In response, they filed a “defense of [their] freedom of speech. On Instagram, they said: “Having cultivated Diet Prada as a platform where we can condemn racism, reinforce stories from the larger BIPOC community and keep the fashion industry to a higher ethical standard, has been one of the most rewarding experiences. so far, and our only hope is to protect it. “


During New York Fashion Week in 2017, Ashley Graham expressed her disappointment at the lack of body diversity on the runway, telling Yahoo! Beauty, “I was on [the Fenty show] last night and it was a great show. But how dope would it have been to see some curves on the runway? I think Baja East would be really cool to have curves on the runway. Philipp Plein would be really cool. ”

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She said, “It’s funny to me, because I want to look at runways and think, ‘I would look so good in that outfit’ or ‘I know crooked women who would look so good in that outfit.'”


Although she had wanted to wear a Tarun Tahiliani design for her wedding since she was 12, influencer Dr. Tanaya Narendra (aka Dr. Cuterus) called her bridal shop in Ambawatta that her body embarrassed her and promised to “never [go] there again. “


Early in her modeling career, Gigi Hadid “still had [her] volleyball body, “which she loved, but designers told her it was not a” runway “, so they had only put clothes in that covered her body completely – until Jean Paul Gaultier.

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She told iD: “For him to make me feel like he wanted me to shine that way, it really meant a lot to me as a young model. And I know he has done it for a lot of people.”


When designers refused to help Leslie Jones find another dress Ghostbusters premiered in 2016, she tweeted, “It will change and I remember everything.”

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Designer Christian Siriano stepped up to help her get the perfect dress. After people praised him, he tweeted, “It should not be unique to work with brilliant people just because they are not sample size.”

After accepting Siriano’s offer to dress her, Jones tweeted, “Hmm, what a difference a tweet makes … Should I name the designers who did not look?”

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She continued, “You will not receive my love later.”


Before the 2019 Emmys, Aidy Bryant called those designers who refused to offer as many cool options for plus-size people as they did for straight-size people, and tweeted that it “looks like a pretty basic request.”

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In response, Eloquii reached out and offered to create a custom dress for Bryant, which she accepted.

She told People: “Having this experience where they approached me and it’s not us begging them … and they’ve been like, ‘Let’s make it special.’ “It has been very glamorous for me in ways I may not have experienced before. So it has been really, really positive … it has been such a pleasure.”


In 2013, Nicola Formichetti was commissioned to style Kim Kardashian for an Elle cover shoot, but he had trouble finding designers willing to lend him clothes for the shoot because of what he called “fashion snobbery.”

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However, Tom Ford, sister of siblings and Roberto Cavalli rose to the occasion and lent clothes for Kardashian to wear.


Designer Maxie James told Paper Mag that Michael Costello in 2014 bought a dress from her and then tried to pass it on as his own design on Instagram, and when she put the receipts on her own page, he called her fans racial sloppiness in comments.

However, James also said that when she and Costello ran into each other at a drug store a year later, he called her a racial slouch, accused her of trying to ruin his business, and then smashed her phone.

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“I just started fighting with him, literally, we’re in the drug store and I’m talking drugs flying“I mean, it was bad, it was really bad,” she told Paper Mag.[The next day] I just issued a statement and posted a video of the store owner watching him verbally abuse me and I was just telling the truth. See, I certainly did not handle it in the best way, but honestly I did not know any other way. ”

Costello’s legal team told Paper Mag that he “strongly denies her version of what happened and is working with a lawyer to evaluate all of his options.”


After Michael Costello called Kylie Jenner on Instagram for not noticing the smaller designers who created custom looks for her, Lala Kent shared a screenshot of her comment on her own story, claiming he refused to make her wedding dress because she it was not a “big enough” star.

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In response, Costello posted screenshots of a conversation he had with her wedding planner. He wrote: “You did not want to buy anything … we also confirmed a deal for you and it was a no show!”

Kent replied, however, “You handed me over just as Kylie Jenner passes you. Get over it.”


And finally, Leona Lewis claimed on her Instagram story that after agreeing to dress her up for a charity event in 2014, Michael Costello refused to change a dress to fit her and then failed to show up for her last fitting because he “no longer wanted to put on clothes [her] and he gave up his obligations to [her] and the show, which made [her] well aware of it [she] that body type was not required. “

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She shared her story after Costello’s allegations that he had been bullied by Chrissy Teigen, who she said were “the pot that called the kettle black.”

After her first post, Costello personally reached out to Lewis and apologized, so she made another post and said “Michael, [thank you] for your apology, I wish you healing and that you feel better. “

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On his Instagram, Costello wrote: “I have told my truth and I will leave it as it is. The public can interpret as they please, but you know who I am.”

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